Tropicana Trop 50 And Tocopherol
Posted 13 October 2012 - 06:09 PM
Posted 14 October 2012 - 05:27 AM
Gluten Free - August 15, 2004
"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien
Posted 14 October 2012 - 08:36 AM
If it's derived from wheat, by law, it must be listed in the ingredient listing or allergen statement.
Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:13 AM
Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:35 AM
The Canadian Celiac Association lists tocopherols as a safe food ingredient for us, without qualification.
Diagnosis by biopsy of practically non-existent villi; gluten-free since July 2000.
Type 1 (autoimmune) diabetes diagnosed in March 1986
Markham, Ontario (borders on Toronto)
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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:50 AM
Tocopherol is basically Vitamin E, which is mixed with Acetic Acid to form alpha-tocopherol. It's then added to food AND skincare in slightly different forms for each. It's also used for floor wax, lol. It's regarded as GRAS by the FDA (generally recognized as safe).
However...as regards us Glutards...Tocopherol is apparently usually derived from Soybean Oil in the USA... but "may" be derived from Wheatgerm oil. If the Wheatgerm Oil is unrefined, the chance of "proteins" (which I am guessing means Gluten) remaining, are apparently very low. The Wheatgerm aspect must be disclosed on a food/beverage product, but not on a skincare product. Meaning you could be putting lotion on your skin containing an ingredient derived from Wheatgerm Oil.
Interesting stuff. I'm extremely sensitive, so I will probably avoid Tocopherols in food and skincare where I can from now on, even though the chance of it affecting me is "very low". The lesson I keep learning repeatedly is to make everything I eat from scratch, period. And as for cosmetic products, I'm in the process or replacing everything.
Here's where I got my info:
(I'm new, is it ok to post links like this? Personally I like to know where opinions come from. I am of course not affiliated with any of the sites):
I'm a little more alarmed that the same ingredient is in OJ and skin care products. LOL
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