What is “inherently gluten-free,” and is it the same as “naturally gluten-free?”

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Inherently gluten-free and naturally gluten-free refer to the same quality: by nature, and if unchanged the food item is gluten-free. For example, raw fruits and vegetables are inherently gluten-free, although they could come into contact with gluten at any stage between growing, harvesting and storage, transporting, and manufacturing. See details about labeling naturally gluten-free products under GLUTEN-FREE LABELING & REGULATIONS in this FAQ. Check out our article 3 Tips for Reading Gluten-Free Labels.