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We Keep Getting Glutened With Vegetable Oil

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I would never have thought that 100% veg oil would be a problem, but there must be cross contamination. Both my son and I have gotten sick with spectrum safflower oil as well as 2 "generic" oils - a soybean oil and a generic safflower.

Can anyone tell me what brands of oil we might find safe? I have none now and desperate to get some safe oil.

thanks so much

Beth

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I would never have thought that 100% veg oil would be a problem, but there must be cross contamination. Both my son and I have gotten sick with spectrum safflower oil as well as 2 "generic" oils - a soybean oil and a generic safflower.

Can anyone tell me what brands of oil we might find safe? I have none now and desperate to get some safe oil.

thanks so much

Beth

Spectrum Safflower oil.. We don't use any vegetable oil (I would just stay away from it anyway it is really bad for you, when I can't have something it usually is something I shouldn't have anyway so I consider myself lucky I can't have it, it keeps me healthier)

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I would never have thought that 100% veg oil would be a problem, but there must be cross contamination. Both my son and I have gotten sick with spectrum safflower oil as well as 2 "generic" oils - a soybean oil and a generic safflower.

Can anyone tell me what brands of oil we might find safe? I have none now and desperate to get some safe oil.

thanks so much

Beth

Yep, went to spectum's page and their cooking oils share the machinery with wheat germ oil. AAAHHH!!! How do I know that someone elses won't??

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I never even thought about oils being produced on shared equipment. Makes me shiver! I don't think I've ever gotten glutened by vegetable oil, but I guess I'll be wondering whenever I'm feeling a bit off.

Anyway, one brand of safflower oil I know of (but never tried) is Flora. It's expensive. I'd have to guess that MacNut is safe, since all they make is macadamia oil from what I know. It's a wonderful oil, though not quite as high a smoke point as safflower. Since coconut oil is processed so differently than most, I'd suppose there's a good chance it's not made on equipment shared with wheat products. The best coconut oil I know of is produced by centrifuge on dedicated equipment. If you like coconut, you'll LOVE this oil. No other I've tried even comes close, no matter what the claims. But coconut oil is not a salad oil, since it's solid below about 76 degrees. It is very healthy though.

However, if you're very allergic to ragweed, that might rule out safflower and sunflower, as both are apparently related to ragweed. But then so is lettuce, and a bunch of other common things. Besides, cooking oils are supposed to be refined enough to handle high temperatures, which should mean very little impurities. So allergic reactions might not be something to worry about for most people.

My thinking is that oils from things other than seeds (and maybe some nuts) would require different processing, thus different equipment. At least for part of the process.

HTH

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Thanks HTH! I'll look at those. We do love coconut!

I;ve also done research this morning and Bertolli says their olive oil is gluten-free w/no cross contamination.

Also called crisco, and though they make a veg spray w/flour in it, they say it is kept separate and all other oils from them are 100% gluten-free no cross contamination.

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I tested sensitive to safflower, sunflower and soy bean oil. Right now I am sticking to olive oil and coconut oil. I am hoping I can bring back the other oils once my stomach heals more.

Most chips are fried in safflower, sunflower or soybean oil. Not that chips are healthy, but a good crunch from a chip would be much appreciated.

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