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Buckwheat, Corn, Quinoa-Ok? Help Need Answers

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Hi! I am new to the forum and also to the gluten free diet. I have been diagnosised with Celiacs and am having trouble being 100% certain I am eating the right things.

I have read some conflicting information regarding Corn, Quinoa, and Buckwheat. They seem to be gluten free and ok in a gluten-free diet, but, I just read that no real extensive studies have been done on these grains and that one should take caution and only eat in moderation. I eat all three, pretty much daily, in fact I would say they are a staple to my gluten-free diet currently.

Does anyone have any recent information showing these grains to be ok (as in daily consumption)for gluten-free diet or has anyone experienced trouble with eating these grains?

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my post, any responses would be greatly appreciated!!

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Neither buckwheat nor quinoa are grains, and the storage protein for corn is very different from the storage protein for wheat, barley, and rye.

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Neither buckwheat nor quinoa are grains, and the storage protein for corn is very different from the storage protein for wheat, barley, and rye.

I don't think I have ever seen a buckwheat or quinoa plant. What are they? Seeds? A fruit of a plant? Alien life forms? :D

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I don't think I have ever seen a buckwheat or quinoa plant. What are they? Seeds? A fruit of a plant? Alien life forms? :D

Quinoa is actually a seed I eat buckwheat but I'm not sure what it is, but strangely enough is NOT a wheat.

And just for interests sake :)

Quinoa plant

A Quinoa Plant

Buckwheat plant

http://www.laspilitas.com/comhabit/91000.htm

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No doubt about it, all three are safe for Celiacs.

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I have read some conflicting information regarding Corn, Quinoa, and Buckwheat. They seem to be gluten free and ok in a gluten-free diet,

Officially they should be okay for most people who are gluten intolerant since they do not contain gluten.

I am not one of those who can eat no grains (I eat rice and buckwheat and sorghum) but I cannot eat corn or quinoa (and I am a bit leary of millet and amaranth too). So just as with any other food, you will have to rely on your own individual reaction to those three.

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I've heard that some buckwheat products actually have wheat mixed into it, so make sure whatever brand you get is 100% pure buckwheat.

Also, Bob's Red Mill buckwheat is made at a facility that produces wheat. Don't make the same mistake I did. <_< Luckily I realized this before I opened it and was able to return it.

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