Is Mrs. Dash Gluten-Free?
Yes and no. Some of Mrs. Dash’s products, including the seasonings blends and marinades don’t have any gluten-containing ingredients in them. The seasonings mixes, i.e. chili, contain wheat and are therefore aren’t gluten-free.
Furthermore, Mrs. Dash doesn’t operate in allergen-safe facilities. This means that the procedures that they follow could potentially be harmful if you have an allergy or intolerance.
Because of their lack of allergen-safe measures, there’s a high risk of cross-contamination, and therefore can’t be declared as 100% gluten-free.
Mrs. Dash is an American brand, introduced in 1983 by B&G foods, based in New Jersey. Throughout the years, they’ve changed their tagline multiple times. When brainstorming names for Mrs. Dash, they also considered Mrs. Pinch. In 2020, Mrs. Dash rebranded to ‘Dash’, although, some stores still sell the products with the original name.
Mrs. Dash makes a variety of different seasoning blends, including Spicy Jalapeno, Caribbean Citrus, Garlic & Herb, Extra Spicy, and more. They also have seasoning mixes for dishes like fajitas, chili, and beef stew. And don’t forget their marinades. Choose from Garlic Herb, Lime Garlic, and Sweet Teriyaki, and pair them with all of your favorite dishes.
The Mrs. Dash seasonings don’t contain any salt, and so you can pack your meals with flavor, while not compromising your health. So many seasonings contain a high salt content that can be potentially damaging, so this offers you a yummy, healthier option.
As they offer a few different types of products, we’ll look into the ingredients for a few different ones. All ingredients will vary depending on which flavor you choose.
The ingredients for the Caribbean Citrus Seasoning Blend are:
Spices (Thyme, Nutmeg, Black Pepper, Cayenne Pepper, Sweet Chili Pepper, Savory, Mustard, Cumin, Parsley, Cinnamon, Basil, Rosemary, Oregano, Bay, Allspice, Ginger, Coriander, Marjoram), Sugar, Molasses, Onion, Lime Juice Solids, Orange Peel, Citric Acid, Rice Concentrate, Annatto Color.
The ingredients for the Chili Seasoning Mix are:
Wheat Flour, Corn Starch, Chili Pepper, Red Pepper, Oregano, Cumin, Dried Onion, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Citric Acid.
The ingredients for the Sweet Teriyaki Marinade are:
Sugar, Brown Sugar, Honey, Water, Rice Vinegar, Distilled Vinegar, Maltodextrin, Modified Cornstarch, Natural Flavor, Caramel Color, Garlic Powder, Dried Garlic, Onion Powder, Granulated Onion, Ground Ginger, Sesame Seeds, Potassium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate, Xanthan Gum, Calcium Disodium Edta.
The serving size for the Caribbean Citrus Seasoning Blend is ¼ tsp (approximately 0.7g). Each serving contains 0g fat, 1g carbohydrates, 0g protein, and 0 calories.
The serving size for the Chili Seasoning Mix is 1 and ¼ tsp (approximately 4.5g). Each serving contains 0g fat, 3g carbohydrates, 0g protein, and 15 calories.
The serving size for the Sweet Teriyaki Marinade is 1tbsp (15ml). One serving contains 0g fat, 9g carbohydrates, 8g sugar, 0g protein, and 35 calories.
So, overall it’s up to you. The seasoning blends and marinades don’t have any gluten-containing products, but because of the risk of cross-contamination, it’s probably best to avoid them.