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I read somewhere where a few people were discussing corn intolerance, and for the life of me, I cannot find it. Anyway, I have a question. I can eat popcorn fairly well, but yellow corn, yellow tortilla chips send me to the bathroom in just a short time. Would anyone know the difference?

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Here are a few that mention corn. I found these with a search on the board. To find where the mentionings of corn are on a particular page, hold down on CTRL and hit F. This will bring up a window to search for a specific word. Type in corn, press find, etc.

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?s...indpost&p=32665

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?s...indpost&p=32262

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?s...indpost&p=36378

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Guest ajlauer

Good question! My daughter is allergic to corn, but she will eat popcorn. That's it though - she doesn't eat any other form of corn, whatsoever. I too have wondered if maybe it's "no longer corn" once you pop it. Kinda like how french fries aren't a vegetable. :lol:

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Guest Viola

What!!! French Fries aren't a vegetable !!?? :o

Now I'm really depressed :(

Just kidding ... I'm still counting French Fries as a vegetable :lol:

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I looked it up and found everywhere that if you have a corn allergy, you need to eliminate all forms (and the sites listed tem).....this list included popcorn. I guess you can react differently (or not at all) to different foods the way we may react to a certain form of gluten more violently or differently than another.

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I am with Viola, french fries, I always though they were a vegetable. What are potato's then?

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"Potatoes are a starch. You need to completely eliminate them from your diet to lose weight."

When I was told this, I informed my "friend" that potatoes are a staple vegetable, with many nutrients in them. Just don't pile on loads of fatty sour cream, butter, and cheese! The Irish in me cannot live without her potatoes!

French fries supposedly have too much oil to be considered a vegetable, just as cookies have too much sugar to count as a bread.

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The corn used for popped corn is not the same corn used for tortilla chips. It has a different composition - including significantly more starch, which is what allows it to pop. The small difference in composition - if you don't have a true _allergy_, just a sensitivity - may make the difference for your body.

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Guest Viola

You're right about popcorn not being the same as vegetable corn. It's actually an air pocket in the kernels that heats up and explodes causing the starch to cook and fluff. We grew it for a couple of years when the kids were small. Don't know if you remember it Tammy :)

It can apparently cross pollinate with the vegetable corn, which makes it the same family. We didn't have the problem as we had enough garden space to separate the two.

It's very low in sugars which may make it much easier to tollerate. Vegetable corn is very high in natural sugars. :rolleyes:

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It is also possible that the corn tortillas, etc. were produced on lines dusted with wheat or on the same lines that flour tortillas were made the day before. I have no trouble with popcorn or corn tortillas, but cooked corn will send me running every time.

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Guest ajlauer
French fries supposedly have too much oil to be considered a vegetable, just as cookies have too much sugar to count as a bread.

I love your analogy!! That's too cute! If you bake the fries, instead of frying them, are they still not a veggie? And would they be called "french bakes" instead of "french fries"? :lol:

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