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Glucose Derived From Wheat?

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hi there,

ive just been reading around and been looking at wot people have been saying and i would just like to ask

is 'Glucose derived from wheat' ok to eat, cauz i thought the glucose was the sugar and we r allowed the sugar that comes from wheat not the proteins.

ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. :(

could someone please tell me if we are allowed to have glucose derived from wheat or not.

that would be great.

thanx

oh and im from New Zealand if that matters about the product


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Personally, I'd avoid anything derived from wheat because I'm super-sensitive. But, I've never seen that on a label in the US. What product was it that had that? Maybe you could contact the company for more of an explanation. I'd be curious to know more too.

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hi there,

ive just been reading around and been looking at wot people have been saying and i would just like to ask

is 'Glucose derived from wheat' ok to eat, cauz i thought the glucose was the sugar and we r allowed the sugar that comes from wheat not the proteins.

ahhhhhhhhhhhhh. :(

could someone please tell me if we are allowed to have glucose derived from wheat or not.

that would be great.

thanx

oh and im from New Zealand if that matters about the product

richard, where are you???


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Wheat contains glucose, in the form or starch, which is not derived from gluten. Wheat also contains gluten and their proteins.


Lisa

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I know for sure that glucose is often derived from corn. So I suppose theoretically it could be derived from wheat although I've never heard of that up here in the northern hemisphere . . . .


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I always just thought that glucose = corn-derived sugar. I would think that if in Canada and the US that it was derived from wheat that we would have heard about it----I don't recall glucose being one of the ingredients that my dietician told me to look out for.

So what I'm saying is I'd highly doubt that glucose would pose a problem for celiacs in North America---but I'm not certain about this. I avoid glucose anyways on account of a corn allergy.


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environmental and food allergies.

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glucose and gluten are not related.

glucose is a simple carbohydrate (sugar).

gluten is a protein.

glucose is FINE.


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Yes, glucose is a sugar, and gluten is a protein. But the question is where it is derived from and whether it is a purified form of sugar. I haven't heard anything about wheat-derived glucose, but corn-derived glucose is in fact allergenic in spite of the fact that people are allergic not to sugar but to proteins.

I'm getting my info. on glucose from a page compiled by a graduate student at the University of Toronto---she's a scientist, and her site seems to be very well researched. Here's her homepage:

http://individual.utoronto.ca/scharf/cornpage.htm

Her answer on how one can be allergic to glucose or fructose:

http://individual.utoronto.ca/scharf/glucose.htm

Now as I mentioned I highly doubt that glucose is derived from wheat in North America. But if it is, how can we be assured that it isn't contaminated with gluten?


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environmental and food allergies.

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