Boar's Head: All gluten-free and some nitrate-free - Celiac Disease
Sep 15 2011

Boar's Head: All gluten-free and some nitrate-free

Having recently been a non-meat eater, this is an unusual topic for me to post about.  I slowly started getting back into the meat scene after having my options limited with gluten.  It can be tough at a get together when gluten and meat are out of the picture, and you are starving!  I started giving in and eating some meat here or there.  My daughter is also newly discovering it since we never had meat around, and has been asking me for it recently to have in her lunch like many of the other kids in school.

I remember back in the day when I lived in Manhattan, and I would love to grab a sandwich from the corner deli on the way home from work, a huge turkey and muenster cheese sandwich made of Boar’s Head meat and cheese.   And then I started to crave that combination again.  However, this time it would need to be on gluten-free bread, of course.  It seemed like Boar’s Head is easy to find here, in Atlanta, at Publix grocery stores, so I figured this is what I will get for my daughter and myself.

Thankfully, Boar’s Head products are all 100% gluten-free, including all meats, cheeses and condiments.  So, I have that taken care of, but what about nitrate-free?  For my daughter, I want to be sure I can give her something with the least amount of processing, preservatives and chemicals, so this is important to me. Personally I really like their All-Natural line which is all nitrate-free and raised without the use of antibiotics and hormones. My favorite is the All Natural French Country Turkey Breast and All Natural Cap-Off Top Round Oven Roasted Beef.

One of my new favorite sandwiches is using Boar’s Head All Natural Cap-Off Top Round Oven Roasted Beef with their Pub Style Horseradish Sauce, cheddar and arugula on a gluten-free bun.

After contacting the people at Boar’s Head, they responded to me with a list of exactly which of their products have no preservative and no added nitrates:


Seasoned Fresh Ham
Fresh Ham (Caramel Glazed)
Prosciutto – Traditional Riserva Stradolce Skinless / Shankless
All Natural Salame coated with Coarse Black Pepper
All Natural Smoked Uncured Ham
All Natural Uncured Ham

Bar B Q Sauce Basted® Chicken Breast
Golden Classic® 42% Lower Sodium Chicken Breast
Hickory Smoked Chicken Breast
Maple Glazed Roasted Chicken Breast
Rotisserie Seasoned Chicken Breast
Blazing Buffalo® Style Chicken Breast
Lemon Pepper® Chicken Breast
All American BBQ Seasoned Roasted Chicken Breast
EverRoast™ Oven Roasted Chicken Breast

Ovengold® Roast Breast of Turkey
Deli Dinners® Ovengold® Roast Breast of Turkey
Golden Catering Style Turkey Breast
Our Premium Lower Sodium Turkey Breast
Ready To Cook Turkey Breast
Hickory Smoked Black Forest Turkey Breast
Mesquite Wood Smoked® Roasted Breast of Turkey
Cajun Style Oven Roasted Smoked Breast of Turkey
Salsalito® Roasted Breast of Turkey
All Natural Roasted Turkey Breast
All Natural Smoked Turkey Breast
All Natural French Country Style Turkey Breast
All Natural Tuscan Style Turkey Breast

Deluxe Roast Beef – All Cuts
Cajun Style Seasoned Eye Round
No Salt Added Roast Beef – All Cuts
Italian Style Seasoned Roast Beef With Classic Braciole Seasoning
Seasoned Filet of Roast Beef
Pepper Seasoned Eye Round
All Natural Cap-off Top Round Oven Roasted Beef

Italian Sausage – Sweet & Hot
Breakfast Sausage

All Cheeses*
*except the Naturally Smoked Gouda and the Sliced White and Yellow American Cheeses (120 and 160 count)

Delicatessen Style Mustard
Sweet Vidalia® Onions in Sauce
Brown Sugar & Spice Ham Glaze / Cooking Sauce
Pub Style Horseradish Sauce – Squeeze & Mini All Natural (contains a natural preservative)
Honey Mustard
Horseradish and Horseradish with Beets

Italian Items:
Prosciutto Panino
Prosciutto di Parma®
All Natural Salame with White Wine
All Natural Salame coated with Herbs
What is your favorite deli meat sandwich?

Article Written by:

Kyle Eslick is the founder of Gluten Free Media, as well as the creator of the popular Celiac Support Groups page. Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+!


  1. Tiffany says:

    The very first time I heard gluten-free in a radio commercial, it was for Boar’s Head meats. I love their Ovengold Roast Turkey 😉

  2. shauna says:

    My kids enjoy Boar’s Head meats, but a while back we were reminded of one issue to be wary of: when the GF Boar’s Head is sliced in the gluten-filled deli on the gluten cc’d slicer. 🙁 We had better luck with Boar’s Head products that were packaged by the company and that we sliced at home.

  3. That all natural top round roast beef sounds like something I need to try! I can always tell when I’ve eaten nitrates because my joints ache. Thanks for the good sandwich ideas.

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