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Safe Sunflower Oil

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Does anyone here know of a good, safe, sunflower oil? I don't trust certain brands that are manufactured on equipment with wheat germ oil but I'm on a VERY limited diet and need to have an oil I can use since I can't have butter. Anyone have a brand that's confirmed gluten free and free of cross contamination?

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I just read a lot of topics where people said they had issues with spectrum. It may have been the same threads talking about the wheat germ oil but I'd have to go back and try to find it and it was a while ago now.

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Yeah I'm not sure what to think. I personally stay away from distilled alcohol as well and they do mention rye in relation to the mayo. Might have to contact them.

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Yeah I'm not sure what to think. I personally stay away from distilled alcohol as well and they do mention rye in relation to the mayo. Might have to contact them.

The mayos all say gluten-free. I doubt they have rye in them. I'm not sure what distilled alcohol has to do with sunflower oil?

http://www.spectrumorganics.com/?id=57

Really...these seem very safe for people with Celiac disease. They probably don't make mayo and oils on the same machinery, maybe even a different factory. But if you are that worried about possible gluten somewhere in the facility....you should call the company and not take our word for it. That would be your most reliable source other than going to the factory and watching....though I would love to see the plant managers face when we all trooped in the door for a field trip! :)

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If you type gluten into their search function it mentions distilled rye being used in the mayo. That is what i was referencing.

 

Okay, so I did what you said and if you read it, it says...IT is GLUTEN FREE

 

 

Are Spectrum's Mayonnaise products gluten-free?

All of Spectrum's Mayonnaise and Mayonnaise products are gluten free, and our new labels are marked 'Gluten Free.'

While all of Spectrum's Mayonnaise and Mayo products contain white vinegar derived from corn and rye, the gluten is removed while distilling the alcohol. The mixture of grains - the mash - that has fermented is heated. The gluten stays in the tank while the alcohol is distilled and then rectified. Due to consumer inquiries, we also had a gluten analysis done and no gluten was found in the alcohol.

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If you type gluten into their search function it mentions distilled rye being used in the mayo. That is what i was referencing.

That's the mayo not the oil....but OK. I guess you will have to look for another oil. That's the one I know.

Not sure if you have an olive oil store where you live? Ours has other types of oil, maybe that would work?

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I'm in a experimental phase and I know some people have issues with distilled beverages so I'm avoiding it. However, I would like to ask them if the rye comes near the equipment used for the oils.

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I'm in a experimental phase and I know some people have issues with distilled beverages so I'm avoiding it. However, I would like to ask them if the rye comes near the equipment used for the oils.

did you read the company statement I posted above?

 

we also had a gluten analysis done and no gluten was found in the alcohol.

 

I would not lie to you.  Spectrum has caused me NO Gluten"  reactions"

 

but if you want to avoid it, please do.

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I am going by multiple peoples experiences. I can try it in the future but while I'm experimenting with basic foods I would prefer to not risk it. I don't know why others have had issues. But i just need a basic cooking oil that is dairy free for a while before I try something that, for whatever reason I don't understand, has caused issues for some. By all means it's not completely off the table though.

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We've debated Spectrum--nothing new to be said there. Use it or not, at your choice.

If anyone has information about some other brand, it is welcome. Otherwise, we're done here.

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Seraphim

 

no cooking oils have dairy in them, hon!!!!!

 

we have given you our honest, best and time-tested answers, but you seem to ignore them

 

Sorry I could not assuage your fears.

 

Good night. 

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I am going by multiple peoples experiences. I can try it in the future but while I'm experimenting with basic foods I would prefer to not risk it. I don't know why others have had issues. But i just need a basic cooking oil that is dairy free for a while before I try something that, for whatever reason I don't understand, has caused issues for some. By all means it's not completely off the table though.

If you look hard enough, you find people with a "reaction" to anything. It could be the product, it could be what they cooked in the oil, it could be the gluteny colander they drained the food in, it could be last nights dinner.

If you think you are so sensitive that the fact that a company uses a distilled vinegar ( which is gluten-free)in a different product, likely made on different machines, will bother you....don't use the product.

If you are this sensitive, you will need to call many companies and quiz them well. Or grow your own food which some people do. Or find a local grower/ producer of a food.

Normally, we would advise a newly diagnosed Celiac to stay calm and get the basics under control before going to these extremes. I get the impression that you are not a newly diagnosed Celiac, so I'm not going to try to explain that to you.

Good luck. If you find any good products you would like to share, please post them for others to benefit.

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