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Do You Shop In Asian/oriental Stores?

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Is the food there generally considered okay, as long as there are no gluten ingredients? Or is CC much of an issue? Are the items there pretty much from the same suppliers as the ethnic items that you find in your supermarket?

 

What things do you get there, if any? 

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I have been planning to go for fruits and vegetables, but their just are not very many of those in my area.  Minneapolis, St.  Paul, and St. Cloud, MN have some, but I always run, run, run doing errands when I am there.  I have heard that Thai products don't have gluten.

 

My family developed a taste for dried seaweed.  Two daughters came back from South Korea marveling over this product.  I figured it was vegetables they actually liked, so got some for the family.  They liked it too.

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They're good for packaged rice products and such. I buy big 10lb bags of jasmine rice for $15 or less. Have never once had an issue with contamination. Same with rice noodles, etc. Stay away from bulk, be super careful reading labels on sauces. thai/vietamese things tend to be a bit better. Also, cheap tapioca flour. If buying dried seaweed (laver, or nori) make sure it wasn't seasoned with soy sauce. And cheap veggies/fruit, of course.

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about  ten years  ago  I was  new about  a year  into  a celiac dx's.. I bought  rice  flour  from  an Asian  place  because  it was  so  cheap.... When  I went  for  my  routine  blood work  plus  a lot  of  specialty  stuff  they  found  my  lead  levels to be  very high... That  happened  after  using  the  Asian  rice  flour.. Then  I  read  where  high lead  levels  were  found  in  Asian  rice  flour  from  China...

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Some of the contaminants in rice scare me. I try to use mostly white basmati rice from India, because that rice has the lowest levels of arsenic. Generally, I don't buy rice flour anyhow, I grind it from whole rice.

What tool do you use do grind your rice and millet?  (That is you who makes the millet bread, right?)

I have thought about getting the grain mill attachment for my kitchenaid mixer, but I know it is made for wheat. not sure if other stuff will gum it up.

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