10 Gluten Free Facts and Statistics (2020) | By the Numbers



gluten free facts and statistics

Here are a few of the most interesting gluten free facts and statistics I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

gluten free facts and statistics

Gluten Free Facts and Statistics

    First off, let's define what gluten is.

    What is gluten?

    "Gluten is a mixture of proteins that occur naturally in wheat, rye, barley and crossbreeds of these grains." (source)


    How free of gluten does a gluten free food need to be:

    The FDA mandates gluten free foods cannot contain 20 or more parts per million of gluten.


    Size of the global gluten free food market in 2018:

    $2.7 billion


    Percentage of the US population that has celiac disease:

    1% (1 in 133)

    Last updated 6/20/19


    Number of Americans with celiac disease:

    3.19 million

    Last updated 3/27/19


    Estimated number of people in the US that have undiagnosed celiac disease:

    2.6 million

    Last updated 3/27/19


    Largest product segment in the US gluten free food market:

    Bakery products


    Percentage of people in the US that go gluten free but don't have celiac disease:

    72%

    Last updated 1/17/17


    Percentage of restaurant food that is labeled gluten free, but actually contains gluten:

    32%

    Last updated 4/18/19


    Length of time it took Udi's to go from $0 to $125 million in revenue:

    5 years




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