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Hi there! I've posted this in a couple of other places but I guess I've been posting them in the wrong forums. I hope this isn't bad that I've done this, lol! I'm just so new to this and anxious to have information!

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). Do you think it's okay to use these extracts given the information they gave me?

I also found this and was wondering what you thought of it, regarding what she says about using the extracts:


Thank you for your help!

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All distilled alcohol is considered safe for Celiacs. Some very sensitive people may react.

If wheat is an ingredient, it by law, must be listed on the ingredient listing or allergen statement.

Your quote from Watkins, is a CYA statement. Your alcohol in your extract is corn derived.

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Thank you so much! I'm so thankful for the Internet, lol! :) I've been on it pretty much non-stop the last few days trying to learn as much as I can.

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