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Hi there! I made myself a Maize tortilla, and looking on the packet it appears everything is fine, but then I read a recipe somewhere where it stated they used gluten-free Maize flour! so now I am a little confused..are some people concerned about cross contamination and that's why they need to purchase it gluten-free.


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I'm not quite sure what you're saying here, but... Corn tortillas are generally gluten-free, but some are produced in factories that also make flour tortillas, raising concerns of cross-contamination. I have never encountered a problem, but completely understand the need of others to be extremely cautious. I tend to purchase corn tortillas labeled "gluten-free" because I appreciate the manufacturer's decision to make sure I know the food is safe.

 

That being said, I have encountered what are being marketed as "artisinal" corn tortillas, and these are clearly made with gluten. I would be particularly cautious about buying tortillas from manufacturers who do this because the chances of cross-contamination on shared equipment increases.

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Thanks folks, I think I will just have to order some gluten-free Maize flour online in future to be on the safe side.  Its a bit annoying though as I had recently started eating  tortillas with chopped banana for breakfast in place of my usual 2 eggs  but I think I have developed an allergy to eggs, not sure yet, but it is looking that way and the gluten-free Oats in my cupboard made me feel ill.  Luckily I have some gluten-free Cornflakes which I can have in the morning....    


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I purchase Bob's Red Mill gluten free masa harina flour from Vitacost for my homemade tortillas. They taste great and I have peace of mind that they are fully gluten free. 


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If you are buying maize flour made in your country, inquire with the manufacturer and ask them if they make anything with wheat in the same plant.  If tortillas are a highly consumed item in Costa Rica where you are, there are probably places that make just maize flour and/or maize tortillas. 


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Thanks BM  I will order that then to be on the safe side....

 

Thanks LTX You are right, I could try emailing them and see if they reply, its worth a shot!


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Vitacost is pretty good for shipping products overseas. We shipped a fairly heavy box over to our friends in Micronesia and the shipping charges were only $9.99.


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