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Wheat Germ - Is It Gluten-free?

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 01:46 PM

I was told by someone studying nutrition that wheat germ does not contain the the protein (which contains the gluten) so that it is gluten-free.

I am skeptical of this but thought I'd ask you research experts here on the forum what you have discovered about wheat germ - does it, or does it not contain gluten.

Now, my first reaction was - maybe not, but there is probably a good chance of contamination in the final product.
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:05 PM

the germ and bran of the grain both contain protein, which includes gliadin. definitely not gluten free.
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Posted 09 January 2008 - 06:43 PM

Sorry not gluten free.
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