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Old 03-14-2010, 10:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
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O my, am a little confused.... I thought the evil culprit in grains was gluten but then I find out that there r some grains that don't have gluten, how on earth do I know which grains have gluten and which ones do not???? I am interested in going gluten free.........

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Some grains that have gluten: wheat, rye, spelt, barley

Some grains that don't have gluten: rice, quinoa (technically a berry? or a seed? I think, but classified as a grain), millet. But I just read that some of these can be cross contaminated with wheat. :/

I *think* oats are gluten free, but only if they are specificall labelled as GF. They usually are grown or processed near wheat. Some people who are gluten sensitive also react to something in oats, though, so if you are testing for a sensitivity you should cut out oats as well, at first.

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Some grains that have gluten: wheat, rye, spelt, barley

Some grains that don't have gluten: rice, quinoa (technically a berry? or a seed? I think, but classified as a grain), millet. But I just read that some of these can be cross contaminated with wheat. :/

I *think* oats are gluten free, but only if they are specificall labelled as GF. They usually are grown or processed near wheat. Some people who are gluten sensitive also react to something in oats, though, so if you are testing for a sensitivity you should cut out oats as well, at first.
Yea, there is alot of debate on whether oats are gluten free. My dd does react to oats, the regular 'old fashion' rolled oats that the rest of the family eats.
But she does not react to the oats that are labelled gf. So you do have to be careful with the packaging.

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Thanks!!! When I read the labels a of them say gluten free but still contain corn starch and canola oil, so much for "healthy snacks" lol

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Our favorite GF grains are quinoa, amaranth, sorghum, and teff.
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