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Popcorn And Gluten?


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#1 MrMark

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 11:20 PM

Before I went gluten-free I could never eat more that one piece of popcorn or else my throat would get sick for lack of a better term. My throat muscles and neck would hurt and I would get this white sheet with white solids in the back of my throat and on my tonsils. Just recently I started eating popcorn again and all these popcorn ill effects are gone, but I don't know why. Anybody know about a link between gluten and popcorn? Anybody else ever experience this negative reaction to popcorn? On a mission....need to know :)
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#2 lovegrov

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 01:57 AM

Don't know of any connection . There's no bad gluten in popcorn.

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 04:19 AM

Maybe it had something to do with the seasoning on the popcorn?
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Posted 02 January 2008 - 03:47 PM

Before I went gluten-free I could never eat more that one piece of popcorn or else my throat would get sick for lack of a better term. My throat muscles and neck would hurt and I would get this white sheet with white solids in the back of my throat and on my tonsils. Just recently I started eating popcorn again and all these popcorn ill effects are gone, but I don't know why. Anybody know about a link between gluten and popcorn? Anybody else ever experience this negative reaction to popcorn? On a mission....need to know :)



I had issues with popcorn before going gluten-free as well. What I found out when I was tested for allergies was that I am allergic to corn. I have eliminated it along with soy, dairy, and tomato as well as gluten. Corn is a very common allergen. I would try to avoid it.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 07:18 AM

What kind of pop corn were - and are - you eating? Plain? Microwave? Movie? That stuff that comes in the decorated Christmas tins?

Plain is OK. Everything else is suspect. I learned early on that the stuff that comes in the decorated Christmas tins is a major no-no.

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 07:25 AM

I agree with home based mom. I make my own popcorn in a pan on the stove with a little light olive oil and sea salt. It's very good, and has none of the many ingredients as a lot of the microwave or prepared types.

You could also simply have an intolerance to corn. Can you eat plain corn on the cob?
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#7 MrMark

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Posted 03 January 2008 - 09:35 AM

...You could also simply have an intolerance to corn...


I am only a month being gluten-free. I thought gluten was my problem, but I have also found that dairy, soy, mushrooms and potatoes, among other things, make me sick. It didn't seem to matter if the popcorn was seasoned or unseasoned, it still made me sick.

I eat a lot of corn tortillas (I trust them to be gluten-free) and I don't seem to get a gluten type reaction from them. Something in my diet is still making me sick and I hope its not corn. Thanks for the comments. Mark
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Posted 03 January 2008 - 09:41 AM

Mark,

You are still fairly new to the diet. It may take some time before foods "stick". I would concentrate on being gluten free for now and deal with other issues once you are clear of all gluten. Keep things simple for now.
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Posted 07 February 2008 - 10:25 PM

I was having problems with popcorn, I even was making my own from organic kernals and sea salt! My doctor said that popped corn is tough on the gut to digest. I haven't had problems with any other corn products though.
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Posted 08 February 2008 - 03:47 AM

Well, since you had to eliminate dairy, I wonder if your popcorn was or is buttered? Some people can handle butter but not milk too.
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Posted 08 February 2008 - 03:59 AM

I make my own popcorn in a pan on the stove with a little light olive oil and sea salt.

Although the lighter olive oils are supposed to have a higher smoke point than extra virgin, I've found rice brand oil to be far better for popcorn making, as well as other cooking and baking. The smoke point is like 490, and it's loaded with vitamin E. Good shelf life, and lends a nice light taste too.
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Posted 08 February 2008 - 04:48 AM

Before I went gluten-free I could never eat more that one piece of popcorn or else my throat would get sick for lack of a better term. My throat muscles and neck would hurt and I would get this white sheet with white solids in the back of my throat and on my tonsils. Just recently I started eating popcorn again and all these popcorn ill effects are gone, but I don't know why. Anybody know about a link between gluten and popcorn? Anybody else ever experience this negative reaction to popcorn? On a mission....need to know :)

my vote is you're allergic to corn
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Posted 08 February 2008 - 07:59 AM

Before I went gluten-free I could never eat more that one piece of popcorn or else my throat would get sick for lack of a better term. My throat muscles and neck would hurt and I would get this white sheet with white solids in the back of my throat and on my tonsils. Just recently I started eating popcorn again and all these popcorn ill effects are gone, but I don't know why. Anybody know about a link between gluten and popcorn? Anybody else ever experience this negative reaction to popcorn? On a mission....need to know :)


I used to get sick with the microwavable popcorns and didn't even realize it. After I started popping my own, it doesn't bother me at all so maybe that's why. Plus, look at all the chemicals added to the bagged popcorns. Some of them are used in resins and table polish :blink:

For a quick way to pop corn..and it might also be considered lazy (depends on your view point) but put the corn kernals in a brown bag with 1/2 tbsp of oil. Shake it so that the popcorn gets coated then staple the bag with one staple in the center. Put it in the microwave for the maximum of 3 minutes as some microwave/popcorn varieties vary and pop. See you have your own healthy, chemically safe, "microwavable" popcorn :D

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#14 RiceGuy

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 10:21 AM


For a quick way to pop corn..and it might also be considered lazy (depends on your view point) but put the corn kernals in a brown bag with 1/2 tbsp of oil. Shake it so that the popcorn gets coated then staple the bag with one staple in the center. Put it in the microwave for the maximum of 3 minutes as some microwave/popcorn varieties vary and pop. See you have your own healthy, chemically safe, "microwavable" popcorn :D

I always heard never to put oil in the bag, as it can catch fire. I also heard that it works better to use two bags, doubled up (one inside the other). Anyway, I never got very good results with this, and even the name brand ones don't seem to pop as well as the good ol' stainless steel pot on the stove.
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Posted 08 February 2008 - 10:35 AM

Before I went gluten-free I could never eat more that one piece of popcorn or else my throat would get sick for lack of a better term. My throat muscles and neck would hurt and I would get this white sheet with white solids in the back of my throat and on my tonsils. Just recently I started eating popcorn again and all these popcorn ill effects are gone, but I don't know why. Anybody know about a link between gluten and popcorn? Anybody else ever experience this negative reaction to popcorn? On a mission....need to know :)

My guess would be that you used to have a corn allergy, but thanks to gut healing from gluten-free you've outgrown the allergy, or at least it's become far more mild than it used to be.

It's also possible that you used to have popcorn contaminated with other allergens, but now that you're gluten-free you're being more careful to only eat "pure" popcorn.
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