What condiments have gluten in them
I am trying to figure out if mayo, ketchup, or mustard have gluten in them. Also what about pickles?
I am based in the UK, Mary, so our ingredients list may vary from yours.
However, here I can eat Heinz tomato ketchup, and Hellman's mayo (it is the same product as Best Foods mayo).
Hellman's also do a tomato ketchup that is listed as being gluten free.
Mustards vary, some are OK, some not. Coleman's English mustard powder is listed as being gluten free on their Web site, however, their ready made English mustard is not.
Where mustard flour is listed, this is normally very finely ground mustard seeds and it is safe, as it doesn't contain wheat flour. However, wheat flour IS often added to prepared mustards to keep the price down.
It is always best to read the labels, and if you are still not sure you can ring the manufacturer to check with them.
With regard to pickles, there may be a difference between what you are referring to and with what I would call a pickle. I guess another word for the UK pickle would be a chutney. Here it is important to check the list of ingredients on the jar.
In our house we use Crosse & Blackwell's Branston Pickle. The label states "suitable for a gluten free diet". Although in the ingredients list it includes Malt Vinegar - from Barley, which I would normally steer clear of, I have never had a reaction to eating it, and I am very sensitive.
You would have the same dilemma to foods such as onions that have been pickled in malt vinegar. In the end, it is only you who can decide whether you want to risk it or not.
You may find my page on foods containing gluten helpful as well as the page on reading food labels.