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Whole Grains Least Cross Contamination? Or Wheat In My Buckwheat Groats

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I cooked some of my labeled gluten-free buckwheat groats the other night and found a foreign grain.  It looked like wheat, so I tested it using my home gluten detection test.  And sure enough, it was wheat!!  I dumped out what little was left of my 5lb bag and didn't find any more.  I recently had two periods of weird nerve flare ups, so it's possible there was more wheat in the bag I didn't see.  (Though it could also be from increasing my vitamin B too much.)

 

I know some people here only whole buy grains and sift through them looking for wheat, rye, and barley.  I was wondering what naturally gluten-free grains are most likely to have stray wheat in them.  And if people have a source for gluten-free grains that are on the safer end.  I'm assuming I can eat what's left in my bag of buckwheat since there's no more wheat in it?

 

 

I already eat a mostly whole foods diet.  I'm eating buckwheat, teff, quinoa (recent addition), and white rice.  Just cut corn out.  I have a brown rice intolerance.  I was going to add in millet, amaranth, and kaniwa.  I don't know if I'm super sensitive or I need more time to heal (diagnosed at 42) or if it's due to connective tissue problems (long medical story), but at 4 years gluten-free, I still have a huge number of food intolerances.  I just found out that stool testing showed I'm not absorbing fat.  And my stomach is highly sensitive to supplements. (In answer to the questions I anticipate: gluten-free household, never eat at someone else's house, haven't eaten at restaurant in a year.)

 

I tried paleo for 6 months, but due to my food intolerances and the limited number of fruits and veggies I can eat, I had a very hard time with it.  I struggled to keep my weight up and had to add so many fatty foods, my cholesterol went through the roof.


Sharon

gluten-free March 2011

Failed gluten challenge May 2011

Diagnosed celiac 5/25/11

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I would like to know what brand that was.  I tried buckwheat by hodges mills and threw it out.  I never saw anything but I felt the symptoms of glutening

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First my disclaimer about my source: To be fair, I haven't contacted them about it yet, and I don't know if another retail seller would be any better.  I imagine it's more a supply issue than their handling of the grains.  My theory is it's probably cross contamination through a truck or silo that wasn't cleaned out well enough between grains.  I don't know if a company exists that only grows buckwheat or other gluten-free grains and owns their own delivery trucks (for unpackaged grains), packaging plants, etc., so no risk of cross contamination can occur.  Saying all that, it was nuts.com.

 

Since I still have gut problems, I think I still need to be super careful.  Again, I'll say that my issues may stem from more than just celiac.  Even going grain free for 6 months didn't heal my gut.  (I did eat nuts and seeds, or I couldn't have gotten enough food.)


Sharon

gluten-free March 2011

Failed gluten challenge May 2011

Diagnosed celiac 5/25/11

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