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I recently bought several basic spices that were suppose to be gluten free but I've gotten sick each time I've tried to use any of them. They're on the safe foods lists in all my books and internet lists though? Any suggestions?

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I recently bought several basic spices that were suppose to be gluten free but I've gotten sick each time I've tried to use any of them. They're on the safe foods lists in all my books and internet lists though? Any suggestions?

What spices? What brand? McCormick says that their single-ingredient spices are gluten-free, but I'm not sure who else makes this claim. (Not saying that others don't, just that I don't know that they do.)

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Plain old basic spices will be just that. And any wheat in any blends would have to be listed. And in most cases I wouldn't think CC would be much of an issue.

richard

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I get my spices from a store here in San Jose called "down to earth". They have bulk herbs and spices as well as general supplements. Its a health food supplement store so there are no bulk grains etc. so thus no cross contamination. I also asked them if I needed to worry about CC there and they called their suppliers and found there was no danger. And its been so far so good in my experience.. I would not get bulk herbs and spices from a grocery store even if its a natural foods store however given how they tend to clean their bins.

When possible nevertheless I like to grow my own herbs. Sage and oregano, thyme, basil, are all easy to grow. I even have a couple of stevia plants... But for cinnamon and such I have to buy them...thus the herb store. I am betting too such spices are available on line in various herb sites.

Bea

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Thank you everyone! It was actually McCormick's Italian Blend that I used last night that seemed to gluten me. I have many food sensitivities and allergies, so I can't say that it was gluten. I'm still a newby and still learning every day. Nothing like the experiences of others to help us all along. I appreciate you all so much!! Have a wonderful day.

Ann

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Spice blends can be tricky. What are the ingredients?

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Spice blends can be tricky. What are the ingredients?

Ooops.......I threw them out. It read as straight spices like basil, oregano, marjarom, and ?? Don't remember then last ones. I'll never do it again.

What do you use? What brand, what spices?

Ann

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I get my spices from a store here in San Jose called "down to earth". They have bulk herbs and spices as well as general supplements. Its a health food supplement store so there are no bulk grains etc. so thus no cross contamination. I also asked them if I needed to worry about CC there and they called their suppliers and found there was no danger. And its been so far so good in my experience.. I would not get bulk herbs and spices from a grocery store even if its a natural foods store however given how they tend to clean their bins.

When possible nevertheless I like to grow my own herbs. Sage and oregano, thyme, basil, are all easy to grow. I even have a couple of stevia plants... But for cinnamon and such I have to buy them...thus the herb store. I am betting too such spices are available on line in various herb sites.

Bea

I buy single spices and always check the lables.

Question for Bea: How do you grow stevia and how do you process the plants for use? I'v only used the liquid form, but have seen the plants in seed catalogues.

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