Is Adobo Gluten-Free?

Is Adobo Gluten Free

Is Adobo Gluten-Free?

Yes, Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning by Goya Foods is gluten free. It’s not officially labeled that way, but, a quick gander over their simple ingredients list shows that it’s free of wheat, gluten and other grains. There are several varieties and all of them are gluten-free:

  • Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning
  • Adobo with Pepper
  • Adobo without Pepper
  • Adobo with Bitter Orange
  • Adobo with Cumin
  • Adobo Hot
  • Adobo Seasoning Light without Pepper (50% Less Sodium)
  • Adobo Seasoning Light (50% Less Sodium)
  • Adobo with Coriander and Annatto
  • Adobo with Lemon and Pepper
  • Adobo with Saffron

About Adobo by Goya Foods

For the last 85 years, Goya Foods prides itself on celebrating culinary traditions while supplying a taste of Latin America all over the world. They’ve become a trusted and beloved American brand that prides itself on being a family-owned community of passionate people. Every product they provide is simple, easy to understand and contain natural ingredients.

Goya’s Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning is the perfect blend of spices and seasonings for any type of Latin cooking. It gives a burst of flavor to meats, fish, vegetables and poultry. A little shake brings zest into your kitchen. It’s perfect for carne asada, tacos, burritos, enchiladas, refried beans, arroz con gandules and pollo y arroz.


The ingredients found in Adobo All-Purpose Seasonings are pretty simple, easy to read and there are no hidden, unnamed flavors. There are two common types: original and without pepper. They have a few specialty versions that include extra spices and additional seasonings for specific dishes.

The following ingredients are in almost every kind of Adobo blend:

  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Granulated Garlic
  • Oregano
  • Turmeric
  • Tricalcium Phosphate

Additional Ingredients Found in Other Varieties

The following ingredients accompany the various types they’re in.

  • Annatto – Adobo with Coriander and Annatto, Adobo with Lemon and Pepper and Adobo with Saffron
  • Artificial Colors (yellow no. 5 and yellow no. 6) – Adobo with Bitter Orange
  • Bitter Orange Flavor – Adobo with Bitter Orange
  • Chile Pepper – Adobo Hot
  • Citric Acid – Adobo with Bitter Orange and Adobo with Lemon and Pepper
  • Coriander – Adobo with Coriander and Annatto
  • Cumin – Adobo with Cumin
  • Potassium Chloride – Adobo without Pepper and Adobo with Pepper
  • Saffron – Adobo with Saffron
  • Tropical Lemon Flavor – Adobo with Lemon and Pepper

Nutritional Information

The following nutrition facts are for regular Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning. Other varieties do have higher calcium and sodium counts. It’s advisable to read the label of the particular type of Adobo for more detailed nutritional information.

Serving Size 

¼ tsp (1g)  



Total Fat 


Saturated Fat 



350mg for most varieties of Adobo

180mg for Adobo Light without Pepper

170mg for Adobo Light with Pepper

320mg for Adobo with Saffron

340mg for Adobo with Bitter Orange



Net Carbs 








Vitamin C 



0mg for most Adobo Seasoning varieties

20mg for Adobo Light with Pepper and Adobo Light without Pepper




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