All the Barleycup beverages are gluten-free and have been certified by Coeliac UK.
Barleycup is made using a unique process that includes extracting a liquid that is then free from gluten. The extraction process involves washing the ingredients so that the water-soluble elements separate from the roasted raw materials and the non-soluble ones, such as gluten. The gluten is retained in post extraction waste. The extracted liquid is then dried and used either as a powder or granules.
The products are regularly tested by an accredited laboratory to ensure that the gluten levels do not exceed 10mg/kg.
(The EU regulation on food safety defines the permissible gluten level for a product to be labelled ‘gluten-free’ to be 20mg/kg or less.).