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Where do you buy your whole grains? I've ordered sorghum from Twin Valley Mills. I'd like to get quinoa, millet, and teff. I could probably start out with small packages to try. If I like them, I'd rather order in bulk.

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Where do you buy your whole grains? I've ordered sorghum from Twin Valley Mills. I'd like to get quinoa, millet, and teff. I could probably start out with small packages to try. If I like them, I'd rather order in bulk.

Thanks!

I get sorghum from Whole Foods or Wal-mart. I don't buy quinoa anymore, but they have it and teff at Whole Foods as well. Would buy millet if they ever had it, but have never seen it there. Maybe someone will give us an answer :)

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I, too, need help in finding gluten free grains. I'm not interested in any of the flours at this time, just the grains to cook up and eat like cereal. Rice is out for the time being so I am looking for buckwheat, quinoa, teff and millet.

I checked on Shiloh Farms brand at the Gluten Free Mall and see that they are processed on the same equipment as wheat. Has anyone had good luck with that brand?

I found millet in bulk at a food coop and Bob's Red Mill quinoa at the local grocery store. I'm not comfortable buying bulk, but did. The local grocery store doesn't have a source to buy millet. I'll order online but want to make sure there is no cc in the products I order.

As far as Bob's Red Mill goes, has anyone had cc issues with their grains?

I'm thinking a trip to the Twin Cities is in order soon so I can check out Whole Foods and Trader Joe's for some grains. Do they carry their own brands? Has there been any cc issues with them?

I appreciate any feedback I get on this.

Jackay

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I get Teff from The Teff Company. www.teffco.com It is dedicated Teff only and they clean the harvesting equipment before use.

Millet I get from Eden Organics. Some people have reported problems with this millet, so I wash it before using it.

Quinoa I get from Ancient Harvest www.quinoa.net. It is all done in quinoa only facilities.

Some people seem to have problems with the little boxes, but the 25# bags are O.K. even for very sensitive celiacs, or you could wash the stuff in the little boxes.

Buckwheat I get from Birkett Mills http://www.thebirkettmills.com

Sensitive celiacs might have to wash that too.

I would love to find some amaranth.

I can't use Bob's since I have problems with oats.

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I get Teff from The Teff Company. www.teffco.com It is dedicated Teff only and they clean the harvesting equipment before use.

Millet I get from Eden Organics. Some people have reported problems with this millet, so I wash it before using it.

Quinoa I get from Ancient Harvest www.quinoa.net. It is all done in quinoa only facilities.

Some people seem to have problems with the little boxes, but the 25# bags are O.K. even for very sensitive celiacs, or you could wash the stuff in the little boxes.

Buckwheat I get from Birkett Mills http://www.thebirkettmills.com

Sensitive celiacs might have to wash that too.

I would love to find some amaranth.

I can't use Bob's since I have problems with oats.

Thanks for the information. I found Arrowhead Mills millet and amaranth in a neighboring town. I haven't heard good things about that company and most likely will be returning the products unopened. They don't indicate that they are gluten free on their packages. I emailed them yesterday and haven't received a response yet.

I find it interesting that the stores that stock these products do so to provide gluten free choices for their customers. I hope a lot of customers are complaining. I am!!!

Would the problem with the little boxes be the glue that is used? I found a small box of Ancient Harvest red quinoa. It is in a plastic bag within the box.

I did buy some Bob's Red Mill oats but haven't tried that yet to see if I am sensitive to oats. Need to heal a bit more before I risk it.

I'll plan a trip to a Whole Foods Market two hours away or get online and order some grains soon. I just don't seem to get enough calories if I go grain free. It seems like I can handle millet and quinoa so I'm guessing teff and amaranth will probably be O.K.

Another issue is that I bought a large container of Omega Nutrition Organic Coconut Oil and that company also processes flax, which I am severely intolerant to. I haven't heard from their customer service rep yet if there could be flax getting into the coconut oil. My guess is that it is.

I also bought some Omega3 Chia and am waiting to hear if that could possibly be cross contaminated.

Do you have luck washing grains? What do you use to clean them?

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I wash my grains with dish soap. I find that it works well. I put the grains in a colander and swish them around in the soapy water in the sink where I do my dishes and rinse a few times, and then I do a final thorough rinse. Then dry and grind. It is a lot of trouble to go to, but I am very sensitive to trace gluten and it is what I have to do to be able to include grains in my diet. I have a hard enough time getting enough calories with the grains. especially when I exercise. I couldn't imagine doing it without.

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Where do you buy your whole grains? I've ordered sorghum from Twin Valley Mills. I'd like to get quinoa, millet, and teff. I could probably start out with small packages to try. If I like them, I'd rather order in bulk.

Thanks!

We have a wonderful health food store nearby who also sells online. Harvest House

Click "Buy Online" button, then choose category "Gluten Free".

They have a TON of gluten-free grains and flours you can buy over the Internet. I go into this store and I'm like a kid in a candy shop -- soooo many choices!

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You might check out Barry Farm. They have both the grains and flours. Many are from dedicated gluten-free facilities.

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I wash my grains with dish soap. I find that it works well. I put the grains in a colander and swish them around in the soapy water in the sink where I do my dishes and rinse a few times, and then I do a final thorough rinse. Then dry and grind. It is a lot of trouble to go to, but I am very sensitive to trace gluten and it is what I have to do to be able to include grains in my diet. I have a hard enough time getting enough calories with the grains. especially when I exercise. I couldn't imagine doing it without.

I've been using Basic H to wash my grains. I contacted the company and was told it doesn't contain gluten. I hope I was given the right information.

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Hope so. We need to rinse very carefully. Maybe if the grains don't cause distress we are better off not washing because the soap might cause problems. What a dilemma.

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You might check out Barry Farm. They have both the grains and flours. Many are from dedicated gluten-free facilities.

I happened to contact them. They do just repackage their products, which they get from other suppliers. I had to rule them out because I also have to consider nut allergies in our home. They could not give me any info regarding that. Just FYI for those dealing with nut alleries, also. That complicates things, for sure, like I can't buy Bob's Red Mill items that is mentioned so often.

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