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Should I Be Worried About Margarine?
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Are margarines and butters gluten free? Are there specific brands I should be looking for if there is gluten in them?

Thanks!

Karen

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100% pure butter should be fine, if you can have dairy. Many margarines are okay, too. Here are a few of the name brands that are safe, but always read the labels anyhow.

Blue Bonnet

Brummel & Brown spread

Canoleo 100% canola margarine

Corman Light! Butter

Earth Balance natural buttery spread

Fleischman's

Hain Margarine: Soft safflower, safflower, unsalted safflower

Heart Beat Foods- Smart Balance

I can't believe it's not butter - all varieties

Imperial - all varieties

Mazola

Mrs. Filberts

Nucoa

Parkay

Promise

Shamrock margarine

Shedd's

Soy Garden

God bless,

Mariann

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Mariann: Are any of those gluten-free margarines also dairy free? I can't put peanut butter on everything. :blink: Although I love olive oil on most vegies, is there a gluten-free/CF margarine or butter substitute I can use for my occasional baked potato. (However, I prefer a good red potato rolled in parsley and olive oil any day! :P ) Has anyone tried the other nut butters, cashew or almond? Which do you like with what?

BURDEE

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Butter is without question gluten-free. Can anybody here name a magarine that has gluten? I've never found one.

richard

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Richard, I have a question about butter. I only recently noticed that the store brand I was buying listed "cream, and natural flavoring". Do you have any idea what that natural flavoring is? I switched to a brand that was just pure cream, but I was curious. Thanks.

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Burdee,

My family is also off dairy and the margarine we use is Nucoa. It comes in a tub and in cubes and it says on the package that it "contains no milk or whey". We haven't had any problems with it.

There are very few margarines out there that are truely dairy free. Most contain Casein, Lactose or Whey.

God bless,

Mariann

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Hey Mariann: Thanks SOOOO much for the Nucoa margarine suggestion. :D Does anybody else know any gluten free, dairy free margarine or butter substitutes?

BURDEE

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According to my gluten-free/CF diet shopping guide these are safe for gluten & dairy free diets:

Fleischmann's:Soft Margarine in a tub, Soft Light Sticks, Unsalted in a tub, Unsalted stick

Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread

Smart Balance

Smart Beat

Shedd's Willow Run Spread (in sticks and tubs)

Hain Safflower Oil Margarine

Willow Run Soybean Margarine

I can only Nucoa and some kinds of Fleischmanns in my small town. I haven't tried the other brands, since we like Nucoa.

God bless,

Mariann

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Has anyone tried the other nut butters, cashew or almond? Which do you like with what?

BURDEE

Yep, I've had peanut, cashew, almond, hazelnut, and sunflower butter. I really didn't like the hazelnut butter very much, and the cashew butter was alright. I do like the almond butter, and will sometimes get it instead of peanut butter. The sunflower butter was much thinnner, and it was alright, but I don't tend to voluntarily get it any more. ;-)

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Thanks again, Mariann. I'll look for those.

Tarnalberry: Thanks for your opinion. Now if only someone would make macadamia nut butter, I'd have my favorite nut in a spread. ;) Maybe I should check the Mauna Loa site. I tried pure almond butter as well as pure peanut butter and didn't really like either. I LOVE Skippy's super chunk, so maybe I'll give those other nut butters another try.

BURDEE

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You could always make your own macadamia nut butter. You'd probably want a Cuisinart type food processor, rather than a blender, but you just put the nuts in and go!

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I use earth balance in/on everything. It is very "buttery" and it says on the outside that it is gluten free (and it's vegan). Hope this helps!

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I LOVE Earth Balance I use it SO MUCH! It is SOOOOOOOOOO good!!!!

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What is Earth Balance and what kind of store do you get it in?

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