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Hi there! I know this has probably been discussed so much, and I did find some of it on a search, but I'm new to all of this and was hoping you could help.

Extracts (pure vanilla, almond, etc. -- no colorings)? I mostly use Watkins extracts and thankfully a lot of Watkins products are gluten-free but the extracts (except the peanut butter flavor) aren't on their list. I contacted them and here is what I got:

"Alcohol in Extracts

The alcohol in our extracts is primarily derived from corn. However, it cannot be guaranteed that there is no wheat in the fields of corn. For that reason, we do not include alcohol-containing products on the gluten free list. Also, most of the alcohol evaporates when products are cooked or baked."

What do you think?? I sell Watkins so it's the main brand we use in our home for pretty much anything. I'll hate it if I can't use it anymore!! But I know we have to do what it takes to keep my dh healthy (and possibly my daughters).

I also found this and was wondering what you thought of it:

http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/2006/11...la-extract.html

Thank you for your help! :)

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Hi there! I know this has probably been discussed so much, and I did find some of it on a search, but I'm new to all of this and was hoping you could help.

Extracts (pure vanilla, almond, etc. -- no colorings)? I mostly use Watkins extracts and thankfully a lot of Watkins products are gluten-free but the extracts (except the peanut butter flavor) aren't on their list. I contacted them and here is what I got:

"Alcohol in Extracts

The alcohol in our extracts is primarily derived from corn. However, it cannot be guaranteed that there is no wheat in the fields of corn. For that reason, we do not include alcohol-containing products on the gluten free list. Also, most of the alcohol evaporates when products are cooked or baked."

What do you think?? I sell Watkins so it's the main brand we use in our home for pretty much anything. I'll hate it if I can't use it anymore!! But I know we have to do what it takes to keep my dh healthy (and possibly my daughters).

I also found this and was wondering what you thought of it:

http://glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/2006/11...la-extract.html

Thank you for your help! :)

Rather than considering the source of the alcohol in extracts, consider whether you might have an allergy to vanilla. If you had long undiagnosed celiac disease, you may have developed other allergies through your 'leaky gut'. After testing for many different foods, my naturopath finally gave me an allergy (ELISA Blood) test for herbs and spices. My antibody test reaction to vanilla ran off their results chart. I'm also allergic to nutmeg. Rather than assuming every symptom is related to gluten intolerance, I'd recommend you get a blood test to check for other food allergies.

BURDEE

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Rather than considering the source of the alcohol in extracts, consider whether you might have an allergy to vanilla. If you had long undiagnosed celiac disease, you may have developed other allergies through your 'leaky gut'. After testing for many different foods, my naturopath finally gave me an allergy (ELISA Blood) test for herbs and spices. My antibody test reaction to vanilla ran off their results chart. I'm also allergic to nutmeg. Rather than assuming every symptom is related to gluten intolerance, I'd recommend you get a blood test to check for other food allergies.

BURDEE

Thank you for that, we'll consider it! My husband is the one who was just diagnosed, and he has no symptoms. His liver enzymes have been elevated for a few years and his father was Dx with celiac a few months ago. My husband got tested and came back positive for it. I don't think any other food allergies are a problem, but we'll keep it in mind.

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