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I went to an asian market today...and wow, the flours there are super cheap! I was a little bummed though b/c the only rice flour I could find is glutenous rice flour, which I believe is sweet rice flour...is that right?

And, for those of you that buy your flours from an asian market......have you ever had any reactions??? I did find one box of sweet rice flour that said it was made in a gluten free facility, but all the other packages of safe starches looked exactly like the wheat flours, and were placed right next to them. It made me really nervous to even touch them, lol.

I would love to use these, since the price is such a steal. I got bags of tapioca starch for 0.60, and a big bag of potato starch for $3. Now I'm second guessing myself, and don't want to open anything. Any problems with these flours or am I just being paranoid??? Thanks!

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Yes, glutinous rice flour is the same as sweet rice flour.

Maybe you could post the brands that you picked up so that we could confirm/reassure you that we've used them without problem? I haven't had any problem with any of the ones that I've used.

There is stray flour around the shelf where the flours are at my local market but I assume that most of it is rice flour because the rice flours are in thinner, cheaper bags. The other flours are in sturdier, more securely sealed bags.

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I usually find Flying Horse brand rice and glutinous rice flours. I believe they also have tapioca. Keep looking, because regular rice flour should be a staple in an Asian market. I have been using these for years with no problems. It's definitely way cheaper than any other source of these flours, and is also ground more finely.

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I never had any problem with the flours although I'm somewhat paranoid about some being mixed. Especially true for buckwheat sold in North America -- its often only 30 to 60% buckwheat or soba and the rest is regular wheat.

I've also seen some potato starch mixed with wheat starch so I look for specific types usually from Japan or Thailand rather than from other places.

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I went to an asian market today...and wow, the flours there are super cheap! I was a little bummed though b/c the only rice flour I could find is glutenous rice flour, which I believe is sweet rice flour...is that right?

And, for those of you that buy your flours from an asian market......have you ever had any reactions??? I did find one box of sweet rice flour that said it was made in a gluten free facility, but all the other packages of safe starches looked exactly like the wheat flours, and were placed right next to them. It made me really nervous to even touch them, lol.

I would love to use these, since the price is such a steal. I got bags of tapioca starch for 0.60, and a big bag of potato starch for $3. Now I'm second guessing myself, and don't want to open anything. Any problems with these flours or am I just being paranoid??? Thanks!

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I usually find Flying Horse brand rice and glutinous rice flours. I believe they also have tapioca. Keep looking, because regular rice flour should be a staple in an Asian market. I have been using these for years with no problems. It's definitely way cheaper than any other source of these flours, and is also ground more finely.

I have also used the Flying Horse Brand . . . no problems . . . and totally agree with the finer grind which gives a better (less gritty) end product.

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