Is Panko Gluten Free?


Today we’re going to be answering the question: does panko have gluten? But first, let’s take a look at what panko actually is.

What Is Panko?

Panko is essentially a type of breadcrumb. It is made from a crustless white bread; the bread is made into flakes and then dried out. You will often see panko in Japanese dishes as a coating. 

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Panko is lighter and crispier than the more traditional breadcrumbs. The flakes used in panko are also much larger, which means there’s a slightly different texture.

What Is The Difference Between Panko and Breadcrumbs?

Panko is made using white bread. This means that panko breadcrumbs are not gluten-free and you should not be consuming them if following a gluten-free diet.

Are Panko Breadcrumbs Gluten-Free?

Gluten-Free Panko Substitute

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Make Your Own

Rice Chex Cereal - Made from whole grain rice (it’s essentially just toasted rice!), it’s a brilliant substitute.

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Other Substitutes

Gluten-Free Panko

If you’re buying panko breadcrumbs in store, remember to always check the labels.

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