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Wheat Grass, Is It Ok?


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Posted 07 February 2004 - 03:06 PM

Can someone with celiac disease, take a wheat grass supplement, or use wheat grass in a health drink?

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Posted 07 February 2004 - 05:22 PM

Andy,

The problem with that is the wheat grass seeds that do cause problems for a Celiac patient, please see this list of foods that are not safe:
http://www.celiac.co...-15104230985.ac
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Posted 08 February 2004 - 02:02 PM

The thing is, in theory, by the time the wheat has FULLY sprouted, the gluten has been used up in the plant's metabolic process. It's a spectrum, with the grain being smack full of gluten, and the grass itself not having any - according to chemical tests. I, however, am a chicken, and won't ingest wheat grass myself. :-) Theory's great, for the theorists.... :-)
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Posted 07 May 2004 - 08:41 PM

I've hear that grasses are gluten safe, does this include wheat grass? Thanks for any info.
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Posted 29 June 2004 - 02:15 PM

Hi,
I am trying to understand wheat grass and barely grass. Are they gluten free or not? I recently emailed Organic Food Bar since all of their bars indicate "gluten free". I always read the labels even if it is stated. On 2 of thier bars I saw, "wheat grass powder", so I emailed them. Their response is below:

Lisa,
We make 7 bars.
2 have wheat and barley grass.
Technically, wheat grass and barley grass are gluten free. The gluten is
in the seed, not in the grass.
But, to avoid any potential problems, I would recommend staying with the 5
other bars.
Thanks,
Zane/Bio Int.

> Hi,
> I have a couple of questions about your bars. I have Celiacs and can not
> eat gluten. I noticed that some of your new bars have wheat grass powder
> in
> them. I also noticed that your wrappers say 'gluten free'. I am curious
> about the wheat grass powder. What is it made from? Does it contain
> wheat?
> gluten? Thanks so much. Just trying to avoid becoming sick!
>
> Lisa
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> 305 Easy Street, Apt 15
> Mountain View, CA 94043
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