Natural Flavorings/carmel Color Please Help!
Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:23 AM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 10:33 AM
Carmel Color is not a gluten concern. Natural Flavorings must list wheat if it is source. But most times natural flavorings are secret spices.
I'm still so confused about Natural Flavorings and Carmel Color. It's in EVERYTHING!! Can anyone explain this to me.
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Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:16 PM
If there were wheat in it, in the US and Canada it would be required by law to be disclosed as just that, "wheat."
Shelley Case on flavorings:
It would be rare to find a "natural or artificial flavoring" containing gluten (a) because hydrolyzed wheat protein cannot be hidden under the term "flavor." and ( barley malt extract is almost always declared as "barley malt extract" or "barley malt flavoring." For this reason, most experts do not restrict natural and artificial flavorings in the gluten-free diet.
Gluten-Free Diet - A Comprehensive Resource Guide, published 2008, page 46
Caramel color is one of those celiac urban myths that just won't go away.
Here is Shelley Case's take on it, from Gluten-Free Diet A Comprehensive Resource Guide:
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Although gluten-containing ingredients (barley malt syrup and starch hydrolysates) can be used in the production of caramel color, North American companies use corn as it has a longer shelf life and makes a superior product. European companies use glucose derived from wheat starch, however caramel color is highly processed and contains no gluten.
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Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:47 AM
I wouldn't eat it. I would check in a gluten free list book, or the company.
Good luck, be careful!
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:42 AM
Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:34 AM
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