Citric Acid Can Contain Gluten
Posted 10 May 2005 - 05:57 AM
" Another surprise hidden gluten is citric acid. When citric acid is made in the United States, it is made from sugar cane, sugar beets or corn; however, when it is produced in China, it may be made from wheat. "
Anyone else heard of this?
AUGH... I didn't realize that maltodextrin production isn't regulated either.... Now I have to scour my kitchen for more gluten. Ugh.
Posted 10 May 2005 - 07:28 AM
Posted 10 May 2005 - 07:37 AM
I am most aware of my sensitivity to citric acid when I have salads or veggies washed in the newer "natural" veggie washes - they have citric acid in them. I will get an instant stomach bloating feeling that gets worse and lasts for several hours, plus a headache/migraine. Usually goes away within 6 hours or by the next morning. I have minor glutening symptoms with all the other foods listed above (though I haven't taken the statin - my dad did and he developed a severe allergic reaction so I'll steer clear in case it's a genetic thing).
Gluten-free since 10/04
Gluten-sensitive genes: HLA-DQ 1,3 (Subtype 6,9)
Interstitial Cystitis, 7/07
Posted 28 August 2011 - 12:01 PM
Posted 28 August 2011 - 12:14 PM
Just my opinion... something else we should consider about citric acid and maltodexrin is that often they are derived from gmo-corn. I would contact the manufacturer when you see it included in a product to make sure the source is a non-gmo source. That is if you can tolerate corn.
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Posted 28 August 2011 - 06:33 PM
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