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I find most of my dried beans in the grocery store. Some mixed dried beans contain barley, so be careful to read the labels.

Organic dried beans?...don't know. I sometimes think that "organic" on the product is just another reason to raise the price. :blink:


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Lately I've been buying canned beans as my co-op only carries dry beans in bulk which are risky due to contamination. Where can I find gluten-free organic dry beans? Thanks!

ya know... I am on the same quest. I used to eat the whole foods dry beans until I found out that they were processed in the same facility as wheat. I recently started eating green beans that were still in the pod. I am also going to try and grow my own since I have a yard. I am going to start researching further and try to find a good source;)

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Yes, be careful. I found barley in lentils from Whole Foods, and they admitted that they were processed on the same equipment. I have also heard that Goya should be avoided, but I don't know if this applies to the dry beans.


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I live in the south and buy all of my dried beans at Ingles. Their store brand is Laura Lynn and they have a pretty good gluten-free list. I've emailed them a few times with questions and usually receive a response from their R.D. and would say they take nutrition more seriously than some of the larger chains.

http://www.ingles-markets.com/ask_leah/ (You can find a link to the gluten-free list here)

They have organic dried beans. I do think the organic beans are better. They are usually smaller and taste more like the beans my grandparents used to grow and dry.


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Organic beans are much better than conventionally grown beans, for the environment and nutritionally. I know Bob's Red Mill sells a 13-Bean Soup mix, but I don't know if it's organic.


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Organic beans are much better than conventionally grown beans, for the environment and nutritionally. I know Bob's Red Mill sells a 13-Bean Soup mix, but I don't know if it's organic.

Do you know if Bob's bean soup is gluten free?? I almost ate some beans from them but thankfully called first and they said that the beans were not packaged in a gluten free facility... so I did not eat them.

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I hadn't thought about cross contamination regarding dry beans. I guess I assumed when the beans were rinsed, etc., they would be fine. :(

I usuallyopt for pinto or anasazi beans grown and milled locally, so I will check with the producers to see if they could be cross contaminated.

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Organic beans are much better than conventionally grown beans, for the environment and nutritionally. I know Bob's Red Mill sells a 13-Bean Soup mix, but I don't know if it's organic.

Last time I checked, the 13-Bean Soup Mix from Bob's was not in the gluten-free facility.


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does anyone know of a brand of dried beans (organic or conventional) that are for sure safe?

GOYA dry beans are cross-contaminated http://www.goya.com/english/nutrition/listings_gluten.html (isn't their documentation method great though? so useful!)

Eden foods had their dry beans tagged as gluten free, but when I emailed them they did some investigating and realized they were cross-contaminated in processing. They changed the designation.

I'd love to be able to buy safe dried beans--they're so much more economical!

please help!

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OH WOW!

good to know.

I guess reading just beans as the ingredient isn't natural at all.

I just checked my small red beans and it says they are processed here in Michigan in a coop elevator.

I checked out the site and it leads me to believe that all they process in that plant is beans - not barley or wheat or rye....so I just emailed them and asked.

I pray they give me good news cuz I was planning on making chili!

I thought I'd be safer by doing it all from scratch since the beans I looked at had something bad in it and the jars of beans were the same price as a bag of beans.......soooooooo....I opted for the control of my ingredients now and later.......but this concerns me!

If it pans out, I'll spread the word and I told them so.

the site is www.coopbeans.com

Lets keep our fingers crossed!


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Hey everyone--just an update (I'm super excited)--after deciding to avoid Arrowhead Mills, because they use a shared facility and because people in other posts seem to have trouble with them, I saw Rancho Gordo mentioned on a Gluten-Free Girl post about beans.

http://www.ranchogordo.com/index.htm

They sell gourmet, heirloom beans, so they're definitely more expensive than other dried beans, but I'm not gonna make a fuss if I can be sure they're gluten free. At ~$5/lb (dry weight), and $8 flat shipping, it's still a lot of food-per-dollar. Double checking with the company (this is how paranoid I am, these days), I emailed:

hi brian and thanks for your email.we harvest all of our own beans up here at our sacramento ranch.we only harvest beans,so our products are gluten-wheat-barley-free.thanks,susan at RG

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Rancho Gordo

1924 Yajome Street

Napa Ca 94559

I placed an order--hopefully they're good!

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Hey everyone--just an update (I'm super excited)--after deciding to avoid Arrowhead Mills, because they use a shared facility and because people in other posts seem to have trouble with them, I saw Rancho Gordo mentioned on a Gluten-Free Girl post about beans.

http://www.ranchogordo.com/index.htm

They sell gourmet, heirloom beans, so they're definitely more expensive than other dried beans, but I'm not gonna make a fuss if I can be sure they're gluten free. At ~$5/lb (dry weight), and $8 flat shipping, it's still a lot of food-per-dollar. Double checking with the company (this is how paranoid I am, these days), I emailed:

I placed an order--hopefully they're good!

TZU: Thank you for this post. I'm wondering how your order went -- were you happy with the beans? I'm probably ordering some this week.


Gluten Intolerant with double HLA-DQ6. Pre-diagnosis: Weight gain, swelling, diarrhea, mouth sores, back pain, body aches, fatigue, muscle weakness, BRAIN FOG, runny nose, recurrent sinus infections, bruising, low white cell count (whole life), and more. My feet were so bad, I could hardly walk. Toward the end: Chronic Vit. D deficiency (almost no D in my body despite a quality multi-vit. each day).

There is hope! Gluten-free since Sept. '09, and I have my life back - I feel better than in many, many years!

Favorite quotation: "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Thank you for the Rancho Gordo tip!

Update: After reading about Rancho Gordo here, I ordered beans from them, and I am in heaven. I am able to eat them without a problem and they are delicious. The pinto and black beans are particularly good -- lots of varieties there to experiment with.

I also bought the Rancho Gordo cookbook HEIRLOOM BEANS by Steve Sando. I've become REALLY good at making truly outstanding beans from scratch, thanks to this cookbook.

(If you buy it, be sure to read the entire introduction sections in the pages before the recipes -- great information there).

There are also good tips on making beans on the Rancho Gordo website.

Note: They sell heritage and heirloom beans which have been harvested much more recently than store-bought varieties -- did you know that dry beans in supermarkets are often ten years old?

Anyway, THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL INFORMATION! I finally found somewhere where I can buy beans without worry . . . I love, love, love the comfort food of beans, and I love the satisfaction I get from making a pot from scratch . . . very happy here!


Gluten Intolerant with double HLA-DQ6. Pre-diagnosis: Weight gain, swelling, diarrhea, mouth sores, back pain, body aches, fatigue, muscle weakness, BRAIN FOG, runny nose, recurrent sinus infections, bruising, low white cell count (whole life), and more. My feet were so bad, I could hardly walk. Toward the end: Chronic Vit. D deficiency (almost no D in my body despite a quality multi-vit. each day).

There is hope! Gluten-free since Sept. '09, and I have my life back - I feel better than in many, many years!

Favorite quotation: "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Thank you so much! I've been looking for a bean source for ages. I'm so glad I read this post!

I was looking for what seemed forever, too. I was so happy to find this thread.

I hope you will let us know here how you like the beans. Enjoy!


Gluten Intolerant with double HLA-DQ6. Pre-diagnosis: Weight gain, swelling, diarrhea, mouth sores, back pain, body aches, fatigue, muscle weakness, BRAIN FOG, runny nose, recurrent sinus infections, bruising, low white cell count (whole life), and more. My feet were so bad, I could hardly walk. Toward the end: Chronic Vit. D deficiency (almost no D in my body despite a quality multi-vit. each day).

There is hope! Gluten-free since Sept. '09, and I have my life back - I feel better than in many, many years!

Favorite quotation: "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Update: I recently tried Rancho Gordo's flageolet beans, and they are excellent. They are a creamy, buttery, whitish color bean -- I'm addicted to them.


Gluten Intolerant with double HLA-DQ6. Pre-diagnosis: Weight gain, swelling, diarrhea, mouth sores, back pain, body aches, fatigue, muscle weakness, BRAIN FOG, runny nose, recurrent sinus infections, bruising, low white cell count (whole life), and more. My feet were so bad, I could hardly walk. Toward the end: Chronic Vit. D deficiency (almost no D in my body despite a quality multi-vit. each day).

There is hope! Gluten-free since Sept. '09, and I have my life back - I feel better than in many, many years!

Favorite quotation: "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Wow, this is very interesting. I had not thought about the possibility of CC in beans. I am still not able to tolerate dry beans. I thought it was just because they are hard on my digestive system, but maybe they have traces of gluten even when washed really well? Now I will have to consider getting some of those gluten free beans to try. I know I will want to make some chili once it get cold again.


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I ordered a bunch of Rancho Gordo and am still trying them out. Shipping is a flat rate, so order with a friend, to save.

Cheaper than any organic or heirloom beans I can find locally at Whole foods.

So far they are great.

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Rancho Gordo = LOVE. I just received my third shipment from them. My favorites are the Rio Zapes (like pintos, only better, somehow) and Santa Maria Pinquitos (just plain good). Borlotti beans are terrific with pesto and the Vaqueros are great in soup (in fact, I've been enjoying a batch of the Bean and Vegetable Posole- recipe on their website- with Vaqueros). I just read an article singing the praises of Christmas Limas so I'll have to try those next time. :D

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Rancho Gordo = LOVE. I just received my third shipment from them. My favorites are the Rio Zapes (like pintos, only better, somehow) and Santa Maria Pinquitos (just plain good). Borlotti beans are terrific with pesto and the Vaqueros are great in soup (in fact, I've been enjoying a batch of the Bean and Vegetable Posole- recipe on their website- with Vaqueros). I just read an article singing the praises of Christmas Limas so I'll have to try those next time. :D

I haven't tried the Rio Zapes -- I'll have to order some next time! Thanks.


Gluten Intolerant with double HLA-DQ6. Pre-diagnosis: Weight gain, swelling, diarrhea, mouth sores, back pain, body aches, fatigue, muscle weakness, BRAIN FOG, runny nose, recurrent sinus infections, bruising, low white cell count (whole life), and more. My feet were so bad, I could hardly walk. Toward the end: Chronic Vit. D deficiency (almost no D in my body despite a quality multi-vit. each day).

There is hope! Gluten-free since Sept. '09, and I have my life back - I feel better than in many, many years!

Favorite quotation: "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Everyone:

Here is another source of gluten free dry beans -- just found it today. Their website shows the beans as being CERTIFIED gluten free, too. It is a website called NutsOnline.

http://www.nutsonline.com/gluten-free/cookingbaking/beans/

The above link takes you to the beans that are certified gluten free -- be careful, they sell other varities of beans, which may not be certified gluten free -- for example, they sell black beans, but black beans don't appear in the above link.

To be sure, look at the actual product description of the type of bean you wish to order. Under the description, you will see lists for kosher, organic, etc. If the beans are certified gluten free, it will list it as well, along with the GIG Logo.


Gluten Intolerant with double HLA-DQ6. Pre-diagnosis: Weight gain, swelling, diarrhea, mouth sores, back pain, body aches, fatigue, muscle weakness, BRAIN FOG, runny nose, recurrent sinus infections, bruising, low white cell count (whole life), and more. My feet were so bad, I could hardly walk. Toward the end: Chronic Vit. D deficiency (almost no D in my body despite a quality multi-vit. each day).

There is hope! Gluten-free since Sept. '09, and I have my life back - I feel better than in many, many years!

Favorite quotation: "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Everyone:

Here is another source of gluten free dry beans -- just found it today. Their website shows the beans as being CERTIFIED gluten free, too. It is a website called NutsOnline.

http://www.nutsonline.com/gluten-free/cookingbaking/beans/

The above link takes you to the beans that are certified gluten free -- be careful, they sell other varities of beans, which may not be certified gluten free -- for example, they sell black beans, but black beans don't appear in the above link.

To be sure, look at the actual product description of the type of bean you wish to order. Under the description, you will see lists for kosher, organic, etc. If the beans are certified gluten free, it will list it as well, along with the GIG Logo.

I love Nuts Online. I buy raw almonds and quinoa from them in 5 lb bags. Very good quality. They also have gluten-free raw/sprouted nut mixes. Good stuff.

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GOYA dry beans are cross-contaminated http://www.goya.com/english/nutrition/listings_gluten.html .......

Eden foods had their dry beans tagged as gluten free, but when I emailed them they did some investigating and realized they were cross-contaminated in processing. They changed the designation.

..............

With all due respect, this statement is eroneous. The goya website actually say's "ingredients are gluten free but MAY be susceptible to cross-contamination". That's a big difference, at least to me. I see no reason to limit my foods to those only processed in a gluten-free facility. Especially dried beans. Frankly, that's one of the last things I'd worry about. First you rinse and inspect them, to make sure there are no rocks, sticks, etc. And then you soak them, and discard the liquid. So they get quite a bit of being looked at, compared with other foods.

Now, if there's a problem with a particular brand, that would be a different story.

I'm guessing the same is true for the eden beans. They also probably use a CYA statement.

best regards, lm


gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
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I love Nuts Online. I buy raw almonds and quinoa from them in 5 lb bags. Very good quality. They also have gluten-free raw/sprouted nut mixes. Good stuff.

Whoo-hoo! Good to know. Thank you.


Gluten Intolerant with double HLA-DQ6. Pre-diagnosis: Weight gain, swelling, diarrhea, mouth sores, back pain, body aches, fatigue, muscle weakness, BRAIN FOG, runny nose, recurrent sinus infections, bruising, low white cell count (whole life), and more. My feet were so bad, I could hardly walk. Toward the end: Chronic Vit. D deficiency (almost no D in my body despite a quality multi-vit. each day).

There is hope! Gluten-free since Sept. '09, and I have my life back - I feel better than in many, many years!

Favorite quotation: "You must do the thing you think you cannot do." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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