We get a lot of inquries about whether our beans are gluten-free or not. Apparently, if you have the allergy, consumption of even the smallest amount of gluten is not pretty. I have a lot of friends who have passed many nasty hours suffering after an encounter. While no New World products contain gluten naturally, I was still concerned enough to contact Shauna from Gluten Free Girl and the Chef. She wisely told me that beans need to be rinsed thoroughly before cooking and any traces of gluten would be flushed down the sink. In the photo, you can see me rinsing Ayocote Negros.