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Which Foods Are Safe?


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#1 huskyfan

 
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Posted 22 January 2004 - 09:53 AM

:unsure: does anyone know if millett flour is safe to eat? thanks
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Posted 22 January 2004 - 10:28 AM

Huskyfan,

There is some uncertainty about the gluten-free status of millet. On the one hand, it is closely enough related to corn that you wouldn't expect it to contain gluten, but on the other hand, a usually-reliably-informed individual at another website just posted something that placed millet in the off-limits category. I have had problems with it in the past, but then, I also had trouble with rice until I bought a new pot to replace the one that had barley scum plastered all over it! I haven't tried millet since then, so I can't tell you whether it is still a problem for me. If you want to test millet/millet flour yourself, I recommend buying some from a source that uses dedicated gluten-free lines, like Bob's Red Mill. Otherwise, you can't be sure any problems don't result from cross-contamination!

I hope this helps, and I hope you can tolerate millet!
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Posted 22 January 2004 - 12:15 PM

Bob's Red Mill tests their millet flour to be gluten-free with the ELISA test, so I consider it to be gluten-free. Obviously, you've got to see how you respond to it personally.
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