- Jul 15, 2016
Do Grain-Fed Chickens Lay Gluten-Free Eggs?You may be curious about chickens fed with gluten-containing grains and the eggs they lay. Although it seems to make sense that grain-fed chickens will produce gluten-containing eggs, there's no evidence to prove this, according to Shena Jaramillo, RD.
"All eggs are naturally gluten-free regardless of the chickens' diet," Jaramillo says. "The animal will break down gluten during digestion and restructure the resulting amino acids to meet its metabolic needs. Therefore, no gluten will be passed on from animal products such as eggs to consumers."
The same goes for grain-fed meat, too. So, whether you're prepping eggs or burgers, the grains eaten by the animal won't affect the gluten content of your dish.