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Old 07-08-2006, 04:30 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Some background: I have celiac sprue I've been on a gluten free diet for about 6 years. I went dairy free and soy free for DS for about 18 months because he could not handle it in my milk. DH's cousin was also diagnosed with celiac last year and just came to visit. She went to a fancy nutritionist who told her to cut out casein and soy in addition to gluten. She was eating mozzarella cheese which really surprised me. She was told it does not have casein and I'm finding this hard to believe. Can anyone help me?

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uh.....no....casein is milk protein. Mozzarella is made of milk and certainly has casein.

Perhaps she was eating a mozzarrella substitute?
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I gotta agree that I would be really surprised if mozzarella didn't have casien...I think it's made with low fat milk but that wouldn't affect the proteins. I had never thought about what would change if a person were just avoiding casien and not whey...do very many products contain just one milk protein?
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Thank you for reinforcing my thoughts. It was definitely the real deal. We are lucky enough to have a pizza place here with a dedicated gf pizza oven so we went for gf pizza and beer. SHe went back again on her own since it was such a treat. I tried to tell her I thought mozzarella had casein in it but she rarely questions authority and her nutritionist knows it all. She can also eat feta, romano and parmesan. I have been searching the net for specific, not too technical articles to show her otherwise but haven't found any.
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How about these sites?
http://www.italiancookingandliving.c...ozzarella.html (describes how mazarella is made - ie, from milk )

http://web.mit.edu/kevles/www/nomilk.html

Maybe she misunderstood her nutritionist and got whey and casein mixed up?
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