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Is Corn Starch gluten-free?
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We went out to Chinese last night and I ordered something with a white sauce that was made from corn starch. They had thrown out the container, so what do you think? Was the corn starch gluten-free?My husband's smart phone said it was probably safe but may have wheat added as a thickener. Does anyone know? Also how about bottled sweet and sauer sauce? They had thrown out that container too.

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We went out to Chinese last night and I ordered something with a white sauce that was made from corn starch. They had thrown out the container, so what do you think? Was the corn starch gluten-free?My husband's smart phone said it was probably safe but may have wheat added as a thickener. Does anyone know? Also how about bottled sweet and sauer sauce? They had thrown out that container too.

Don't know of a corn starch that contained gluten. Corn starch IS a thickener. But, what happens in the kitchen of a busy restaurant...who knows. :huh:

Can't help you with an unknown brand of sweet and sour sauce, though.

It's always helpful to do your research ahead of time or contact the manager before dining, when the restaurant is not too busy.

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Corn starch, by itself, is gluten-free.

I'd be suspicious of any ingredient in a Chinese restaurant that you can't read ingredients of.

Soy sauce (which is usually full of wheat unless Tamari)is ubiquitous and used in many Chinese sauces.

Bottom line, if you can't confirm it don't eat it.

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Corn starch, by itself, is gluten-free.

I'd be suspicious of any ingredient in a Chinese restaurant that you can't read ingredients of.

Soy sauce (which is usually full of wheat unless Tamari)is ubiquitous and used in many Chinese sauces.

Bottom line, if you can't confirm it don't eat it.

I had brought my own gluten-free soy sauce. I was just wondering if there was a rule of thumb of corn starches. He said they use it in bulk so throw out the container. It seemed ok. Yes maybe I did risk, but he thought it was gluten-free. Good idea so ask a manager. I can always eat it plain I know. :(

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Corn starch is gluten-free. In a restaurant, cross contamination is possible.

Me, I would be questioning the sweet & sour sauce.

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I had brought my own gluten-free soy sauce. I was just wondering if there was a rule of thumb of corn starches. He said they use it in bulk so throw out the container. It seemed ok. Yes maybe I did risk, but he thought it was gluten-free. Good idea so ask a manager. I can always eat it plain I know. :(

If you can talk to the head chef that is better than the manager. The chef is more likely to be able to answer correctly.

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Sweet and sour sauce traditionally has soy sauce in it. Most commercial soy sauce in the U.S. has wheat. Odds are very high that the sweet and sour sauce had gluten.

The cornstarch was gluten-free (absent any CC, that is).

richard

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My husband's smart phone said that cornstarch sometimes has wheat added as a binder but will list it as an ingrediant. Do you think this is true?

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My husband's smart phone said that cornstarch sometimes has wheat added as a binder but will list it as an ingrediant. Do you think this is true?

Absolutely not.

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