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Corn-free is SO much harder than gluten-free, even though I've now been corn-free for a year.

Does anyone know if Celestial Seasonings teas (labeled gluten-free) are ok to drink with a corn-intolerance? I *think* they are not my problem, but I've been sick on and off for the last 2 weeks, which just happened to coincide with when I started drinking them.

I also bought some Sara Lee smoked turkey breast at the deli on Friday, but I asked them to clean off the slicer and the ingredients looked ok. Wonder if it could be that....

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I think a lot of lunch meat uses citric acid... Citric acid is usually corn derived in the US, no?

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I think a lot of lunch meat uses citric acid... Citric acid is usually corn derived in the US, no?

i'm not sure if this is a stupid question, but why would you think citric acid would come from corn? One has nothing to do with the other.

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Because it does. "Corn is a basic raw material in the fermentation processes used to make the bulk of citric acid."

(Other references: Science Direct - on the use of corn husks, Wikipedia, Corn Allergen Website)

Of course it doesn't *have* to be derived from corn, but it *can* be derived from corn.

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Elizabeth: if you haven't seen this yet-http://www.cornallergens.com/

Most processed foods (including lunchmeats) are going to have corn in them. I was corn free at one point last year and in order to be 100% corn free (which, not everyone needs to be), it takes out about 99% of processed foods.

If you want to list the ingredients here, I'm sure someone with corn problems will chime in.

Good luck.

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I actually asked a well-known manufacturer about their citric acid recently, and they told me it was from corn.

hmm, thats really interesting. learn something new every day.

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It is my understanding that almost all citric acid used in the US is derived from corn. This was my last holdout in relation to going corn free and I am about to give it up to see if it improves my current problems (which do seem to be very suspiciously like the reaction I had to corn on my elimination diet).

I would suggest browsing in the Delphi Avoiding Corn forum. I don't know the link but you can Google it.

Also, check out the list of corn and gluten free foods at http://corn-freefoods.blogspot.com/2007/05...s-of-51607.html

I'm not sure that this is an exhaustive list of all safe foods, but corn and gluten free cuts out most of the prepared/prepackaged stuff if you truly go completely corn free (which, as someone else mentioned, not everyone needs to do).

There is also a list of corn derived and corn based ingredients on corn allergen.com http://www.cornallergens.com/list/corn-allergen-list.php

I hope some of that is helpful.

One other thought, do you use Splenda? I just found out from my mother that it is made from corn. No wonder that new Diet Coke with Splenda was a really bad experience for me.

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