The malt vinegar debate is a bit of a grey area – and it hurts my head a little I have to say. And it’s simply because, as a coeliac you must avoid barley, and malt vinegar comes from barley??
So, is malt vinegar safe for coeliacs? For the first few years after I was diagnosed I avoided malt vinegar and any product that included it as an ingredient. Then I spotted that Coeliac UK consistently listed malt vinegar as being a safe product within their food and drink directory each year. It’s classed as gluten free, as the gluten level is less than 20 parts per million. This information was good enough for me and I started to include it within my diet.