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#61 GFreeMO

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 12:16 PM

All of this from a simple question. I guess that next time I have a question about a specific product meant for super sensitives to answer I will send PM's. I thought that this section of the forum was to discuss things with other super sensitives.

I really did not mean to start a big debate. I just wanted to know if the coconut milk was along the same lines as the "gluten free" Rice Dream beverage.

I am super sensitive and avoid most processed foods. I just need a "milk" for baking and am allergic to nuts so I thought that I would give this a try.

Thanks to those that actually answered my question.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 01:30 PM

It is a section for super sensitives to discuss things.

And those of us who are super sensitive to lower levels of gluten
answered you. Honestly.

We just have differences of opinions about it :)

Hopefully, you can find what you need to fit your milk needs.

Best wishes, IH
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 02:53 PM

It is a section for super sensitives to discuss things.

And those of us who are super sensitive to levels of gluten
answered you.

We just have differences of opinions about it :)

Hopefully, you can find what you need to fit your milk needs.

Best wishes, IH

Thanks! I guess I'll give it a whirl and if I have some sort of reaction to it, i'll go back to the arduous task of making rice milk.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 03:17 PM

Thanks! I guess I'll give it a whirl and if I have some sort of reaction to it, i'll go back to the arduous task of making rice milk.



:lol: I know what you mean.

I did make rice milk once and it was a relatively easy recipe, but because you have to make such a big batch for all that prep to be worth it, I did not get through both bottles I produced fast enough- and it went rancid pretty fast. :(

What a bummer--for all that work! :rolleyes:

Hope you find the coconut milk works for you, because it is tasty, has loads of calcium and works well in recipes.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:02 PM

For regular milk production we found investing in a chinois (a fine mesh strainer, used in French cooking, I think) to be really helpful. It made the whole process so much nicer for us.

I found a recipe online that called for adding fat to the rice milk and really thought that added alot. Here is the recipe that we used quite a bit: http://www.veganread...ing-rice-dream/ . Following those guidelines gave us our best rice milk results. We bottled in Mason jars and found that the milk kept really well for us.

I just looked, and Pacific Natural Foods also makes a rice milk. We have never tried their rice milk, but we have enjoyed their nut milks. And we have been happy with their customer service. There are concerns (a whole thread about that on here) about the introduction of a gluten containing milk, and they do produce a significant amount of nut milks on the same lines. Through following Allergic Girl (Sloane Miller), I was able to find out that there are nut allergic people that are consuming their non-nut milk products without any problems. So, you may want to look at that one as well, and so far we have been pleased with their quality control methods for their milks.

We have also had good luck with "Made in Australia" rice milks. I can give you specific brand names if you want to try and find if any of them are imported where you live. Good luck finding something that works well for you!
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:08 PM

For regular milk production we found investing in a chinois (a fine mesh strainer, used in French cooking, I think) to be really helpful. It made the whole process so much nicer for us.

I found a recipe online that called for adding fat to the rice milk and really thought that added alot. Here is the recipe that we used quite a bit: http://www.veganread...ing-rice-dream/ . Following those guidelines gave us our best rice milk results. We bottled in Mason jars and found that the milk kept really well for us.

I just looked, and Pacific Natural Foods also makes a rice milk. We have never tried their rice milk, but we have enjoyed their nut milks. And we have been happy with their customer service. There are concerns (a whole thread about that on here) about the introduction of a gluten containing milk, and they do produce a significant amount of nut milks on the same lines. Through following Allergic Girl (Sloane Miller), I was able to find out that there are nut allergic people that are consuming their non-nut milk products without any problems. So, you may want to look at that one as well, and so far we have been pleased with their quality control methods for their milks.

We have also had good luck with "Made in Australia" rice milks. I can give you specific brand names if you want to try and find if any of them are imported where you live. Good luck finding something that works well for you!


I'm curious because I think it might be good to cook with almond or coconut milk but don't really want to drink it - can you freeze it? Would seem like a good idea if you can't use it all before it goes bad?
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:22 PM

I'm curious because I think it might be good to cook with almond or coconut milk but don't really want to drink it - can you freeze it? Would seem like a good idea if you can't use it all before it goes bad?

I had the same question. I don't drink any type of milk, only use it for cooking.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:32 PM

We never tried freezing it, as we have a family of five consuming the milks. I would love to hear how it goes if anyone tries it. I don't know why it wouldn't work, although you may get some separation. But that seems easy enough to take care of once thawed. Myself and a friend did a lot of baking projects using the nut milks, and the results were fabulous. The rice milk was used primarily as a beverage.

I have heard of people making their own coconut milk using the coconut from Tropical Traditions. We have been off of coconut for a while, so I always forget about that! I bet that would be very yummy too.
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:13 PM

I saw this today and thought it might be worthwhile noting. The article refers to brown rice syrup and products made with it, including gluten-free foods. They say the white rice is not as much of an issues as the arsenic is in the hull and that is removed to get the white rice. Maybe some people are reacting to arsenic in their gluten-free processed foods?

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Arsenic Found in Brown Rice Syrup, Organic Foods, Baby Formulas
A sweetener used in powdered baby formula and some organic and gluten-free foods may contain dangerously high levels of arsenic, researchers reported today.

Environmental chemist Brian P. Jackson, who is the director of the Trace Element Analysis Core Facility at Dartmouth University, said that his team found organic baby formula whose main ingredient was brown rice syrup had arsenic levels six times higher than what the EPA considers safe for drinking water. According to the study, which was published Thursday in the journal "Environmental Health Perspectives," the researchers also found high arsenic levels in some organic foods sweetened with brown rice syrup, including cereal bars, energy bars, and gel energy "shots" that athletes slurp down after working out.

"The baby formula findings are concerning," Jackson said. The risk of arsenic poisoning from eating a cereal bar or an energy shot once in a while are low, he pointed out, but for babies and for people who are on gluten-free diets, arsenic poisoning could be a concern. ...article continues..
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Posted 16 February 2012 - 09:24 PM

I just wanted to know if the coconut milk was along the same lines as the "gluten free" Rice Dream beverage.

I can't find mention anywhere of enzymes in coconut milk. So Delicious seems like a scrupulous enough company to mention it and they probably wouldn't pass GFCO certification playing games like that. I think you should be fine with it from that respect. :)
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:40 AM

The same company who sells the finest centrifuged coconut oil I've ever found also sells one or two products which can be used to make "instant" coconut milk. Their website is Coconut Oil Online. Then you could just mix up what you need, as needed.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:08 AM

There are 20 million celiacs in the US

It is always my intention to provide accurate information.
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Good thing I re-read THAT post, since it really is my intenton to provide ACCURATE info.

That number should be 2 million

Sorry for the error.

I was having a bad typo day :rolleyes: ...and shame on me for poor proofreading.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:11 AM

Here is the recipe that we used quite a bit: http://www.veganread...ing-rice-dream/ . Following those guidelines gave us our best rice milk results. We bottled in Mason jars and found that the milk kept really well for us.



Yes, that's the one I used as well.

It produced a delicious rice milk. (I just did not use it fast enough as I was the only one using it.)
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:29 PM

So Delicious Coconut Milk ice cream is safe. It doesn't contain any gluten. It is high in fat content, but good fat is the same as bad fat when it comes to your intestinal tract. It can act as a laxative and cause cramping. If I eat too much of it, that's exactly what happens. Gluten like reaction minus the gluten.

This got me thinking because I am looking for some high fat foods to put in my diet. The fat content of So Delicious coconut milk is 5 g total fat and 5 g saturated fat/cup. http://www.turtlemou...age_hg_original
The fat content of whole milk, which I tolerate just fine is 8 g of total fat and 5 g of saturated fat/cup. http://nutritiondata...g-products/69/2

I didn't look up the ice cream since that isn't what I reacted to.

I doubt that it was the fat content of the coconut milk that bothered me since I tolerate the even greater fat content of whole milk just fine.

I did notice that the fat content of shredded coconut is high: 14.2 g for a 40 g serving so I ordered some from a coconut only facility which I hope that I'll be able to tolerate. Thank you for idea, Gemini.
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