What the Fructan! It's not gluten.

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A paper published in the journal Gastroenterology, suggests Gluten Free may be replaced with Fructan Free.

Some people may on a gluten-free diet, when the culprit could be other components of wheat.

The bloating people experience after eating foods containing wheat (gluten) may be due to fructan, not gluten.  

The problem with confusing fructan and gluten is that people may not be accurately diagnosed or treated.  There’s no readily available way to differentiate gluten from fructan as the culprit ingredient in people without celiac disease. -  www.healthline.com by Kristen Fischer.

Fructan is a carbohydrate that is in wheat and some vegetables, and fruit.  For example, onions, garlic, beetroot, apples, pears, mango, watermelon, nectarines, peaches, plums and artichokes. An unripe banana contains low levels of fructans and is safe to eat, however as the banana ripens the fructan level increases. - www.alittlebityummy.com by Alana Scott.

The distinction between fructan and gluten is important, as people on a gluten-free diet may be at an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. - www.medicalxpress.com by Bob Yirka.