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monkey123

Barlean's Greens Say Gluten Free, But Have Wheat Leaf

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Barlean's Greens say that they are Gluten Free on the bottle but the ingredients indicate that there is organic barley leaf, oat leaf, and wheat leaf combined with barley juice, wheat juice and oat juice powders. How can this product say that is is gluten free? Is it something safe to drink?

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I wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

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I agree with Ursa Major. Don't touch it.

If you are curious as to why the company believes product is gluten free you might e-mail them and ask.


Phyllis

Gluten Free - 30 years

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Gluten is only in the grain of those items. Any other part of that plant could potentially be gluten free. The risk of cross-contamination is high and I'd not recommend any celiac try those products. However, you can make a case for wheat leaves being gluten free.

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I agree that the leaves should be gluten free but subject to cross-contamination. My major concern are the following ingredients:

Barley juice, wheat juice and oat juice powders.

There is no indication where they are from.


Phyllis

Gluten Free - 30 years

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