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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   04/24/2018

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    ARE DISTILLED VINEGARS MADE FROM WHEAT SAFE?


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    White vinegar or just plain vinegar are typically distilled, and, if so, are gluten-free. Distilled vinegar can be distilled from wheat, corn, potatoes, beets, wood, apples and many other things. Most in the USA are not made from wheat, but are instead made from corn, potatoes or wood, which are all safe (Heinz white vinegar is distilled from corn). Distilled vinegars that are made from wheat are probably gluten-free because of the distillation process described in Frederik Willem Janssens article on this site.


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    Distilled vinegar made from wood are gluten-free. Wood-based vinegar is often the vinegar used in processed foods.

    Flavored vinegars are made with white, distilled vinegar, and flavorings are then added. Some of these may also not be gluten-free (the cheapest vinegars are used since the flavors are masked by the herbs and flavoring).

    Malted vinegars are usually not gluten-free.

    Red and white wine and balsamic vinegars are gluten-free.



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    Guest Susan Bellomo

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    Thank you for clarifying whether certain vinegars are safe (gluten-free) and why.

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    Thanks. I was wondering if ricotta cheese made with distilled vinegar was gluten-free and this cleared up the question.

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    Whenever I have a question, I know I can find the answer on the Celiac.com website. Thank you for all your time in creating this website.

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    Guest Terry Kott

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    Thank you for helping a person who is very sensitive to gluten. Even if products are labeled "gluten free", I still will not buy them if the building or equipment used to process them has processed gluten-containing products.

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    Thank you for helping a person who is very sensitive to gluten. Even if products are labeled "gluten free", I still will not buy them if the building or equipment used to process them has processed gluten-containing products.

    Same here, had reaction too many times with such labeled foods.

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    I have had reaction to products that simply said vinegar, but did not notice any effect when a product said distilled vinegar like with Heinz ketchup.

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    Guest Gordon

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    Unless it describes the type of vinegar, assume it is not from corn. Not giving information is not a description. If the manufacturer does not know where it came from, don't eat it and tell the company why!

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    Unfortunately, corn is GMO and now contaminating vinegar. GMOs are contributing to stomach problems.

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    Guest JP Axelsson

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    I found this written by Jane Anderson "Vinegar — yes, even vinegar from gluten grains — tests well below the less than 20 parts per million gluten threshold that is considered "gluten-free" in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe. So those who say vinegar is gluten-free are correct ... it qualifies for that distinction based on testing results.

     

    But those who say they react to gluten grain-based vinegar are not imagining their reactions, either. A substantial minority of people with celiac and gluten sensitivity react both to distilled alcohol and distilled vinegar that are originally derived from gluten, even though most experts agree those substances are "gluten-free."

     

    It's not clear what percentage of people this involves — there haven't been any studies on it — but it's enough that I advise those who are newly diagnosed to proceed very carefully when dealing with those types of alcohol and vinegar until they can determine for themselves whether they react or not."

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    I found this written by Jane Anderson "Vinegar — yes, even vinegar from gluten grains — tests well below the less than 20 parts per million gluten threshold that is considered "gluten-free" in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Europe. So those who say vinegar is gluten-free are correct ... it qualifies for that distinction based on testing results.

     

    But those who say they react to gluten grain-based vinegar are not imagining their reactions, either. A substantial minority of people with celiac and gluten sensitivity react both to distilled alcohol and distilled vinegar that are originally derived from gluten, even though most experts agree those substances are "gluten-free."

     

    It's not clear what percentage of people this involves — there haven't been any studies on it — but it's enough that I advise those who are newly diagnosed to proceed very carefully when dealing with those types of alcohol and vinegar until they can determine for themselves whether they react or not."

    I am one of those people that reacts to distilled vinegar or alcohol which originate from grain. Less than 20ppm is NOT gluten free. I fought against the FDA when they were asking for input on gluten-free labeling for this purpose. Sadly, for me just because a product is labeled gluten-free doesn't mean it really is in my world and I still have to read the ingredients first.

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    Thanks for stating that plain vinegar is typically distilled. I've seen several sites that say plain vinegar on the label is supposed to be apple cider vinegar. I've reacted to products having just "vinegar" listed on the label. Is distilled vinegar made more commonly from barley than from wheat? If someone were to react to distilled vinegar, and that person doesn't have a corn allergy, would barley be the next most likely culprit? Thanks!

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    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 04/19/2018 - Previous genome and linkage studies indicate the existence of a new disease triggering mechanism that involves amino acid metabolism and nutrient sensing signaling pathways. In an effort to determine if amino acids might play a role in the development of celiac disease, a team of researchers recently set out to investigate if plasma amino acid levels differed among children with celiac disease compared with a control group.
     
    The research team included Åsa Torinsson Naluai, Ladan Saadat Vafa, Audur H. Gudjonsdottir, Henrik Arnell, Lars Browaldh, and Daniel Agardh. They are variously affiliated with the Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; the Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden; the Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Karolinska University Hospital and Division of Pediatrics, CLINTEC, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden; the Department of Clinical Science and Education, Karolinska Institute, Sodersjukhuset, Stockholm, Sweden; the Department of Mathematical Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden; the Diabetes & Celiac Disease Unit, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden; and with the Nathan S Kline Institute in the U.S.A.
    First, the team used liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC/MS) to analyze amino acid levels in fasting plasma samples from 141 children with celiac disease and 129 non-celiac disease controls. They then crafted a general linear model using age and experimental effects as covariates to compare amino acid levels between children with celiac disease and non-celiac control subjects.
    Compared with the control group, seven out of twenty-three children with celiac disease showed elevated levels of the the following amino acids: tryptophan; taurine; glutamic acid; proline; ornithine; alanine; and methionine.
    The significance of the individual amino acids do not survive multiple correction, however, multivariate analyses of the amino acid profile showed significantly altered amino acid levels in children with celiac disease overall and after correction for age, sex and experimental effects.
    This study shows that amino acids can influence inflammation and may play a role in the development of celiac disease.
    Source:
    PLoS One. 2018; 13(3): e0193764. doi: & 10.1371/journal.pone.0193764