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So I am watching a show on the History Channel about pizza. They are covering not only the dough but the toppings. And they are telling us about how mushrooms are grown. They broke open a bag of mushroom seeds. They said the seeds are usually started on millet, but sometimes they are grown on rye seeds.

Now I can't say one way or the other, but it sounds like there might be a possibility of gluten in mushrooms.

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My opinion is that they are gluten free. The mushroom spores are, under sterile conditions, innoculated in the grains and colonize the entire grain enabling them to be sown like seed. It seems as if the mushroom spores have a symbiotic relationship either antagonistic or commensal with the grains . Just my take on it. Here are a few things I found.

http://www.mushroomcouncil.com/aboutmushrooms/howmushroomsgrow.html

http://www.mushroomcouncil.com/aboutmushrooms/sixsteps.html

http://www.americanmushroom.org/growingmushrooms.htm

http://www.amycel-spawnmate.com/theprocess.htm

http://www.sylvaninc.com/spawnProductionProcess.html

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Someone just kill me now if mushrooms have gluten, LOL. :blink:

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So I am watching a show on the History Channel about pizza. They are covering not only the dough but the toppings. And they are telling us about how mushrooms are grown. They broke open a bag of mushroom seeds. They said the seeds are usually started on millet, but sometimes they are grown on rye seeds.

Now I can't say one way or the other, but it sounds like there might be a possibility of gluten in mushrooms.

*IN* mushrooms, I'd say no. It's not like they are going to simply uptake and store gluten themselves. A reason to wash your mushrooms? Maybe. :)

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Okay! Thanks for the replies!

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Not a worry.

richard

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I'm pretty sure that I have been glutened by mushrooms, but then again, I am very sensitive to low levels of gluten. Maybe that's why.

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