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josh052980

Gluten Free Chicken Broth...

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I used some Swanson's Low Sodium last night, and it messed me up pretty bad... Does anyone know a good one to use that is for sure gluten free? The Campbell's website says Swanson is supposed to be ok, but after last night I'm not sure I trust it.

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When I have to buy it I like Pacific Natural.

Most of the time I make my own broth. It's really easy if you have crock pot. I cook a whole chicken in my crock pot with onion, carrots, cerely, garlic and potatoes. Seasoned with whatever I want--I like lemon pepper or rotisserie style seasoning. I pick as much of the meat off as I can for meals and eat most of the veggies. Leave the bones and some leftover veggie bits in the pot, add water and cook on low overnight or for 8-10 hours. In the morning let it cool a little then strain through a mesh strainer. I freeze in Ball Freezer Jars. Then I just use one jar when a recipe calls for "a can" of broth. The jars are slightly larger than a 15 oz can I think but the amount works for most of my recipe just fine.


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I use Kitchen Basics or Pacific. They have slightly different ingredients. I know one has mushroom & one doesn't. My SIL can't have mushrooms. MIght be something in the Swanson's that bothered you?

Usually the Kitchen basics has less sodium then the low sodium swansons. They also have a no salt if you can find it.


 

 

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I just emailed Campbell's to see what the deal is. My guess is that it's a labeling issue. Their gluten free list is pretty vague and pathetic.

The Pacific & Kitchen Basics are tastier & lower sodium. If you buy them at Walmart or Target they are much cheaper than at the grocery around here. If you don't need so much, you can freeze half or they keep in the box in the fridge for awhile.


 

 

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I just emailed Campbell's to see what the deal is. My guess is that it's a labeling issue. Their gluten free list is pretty vague and pathetic.

Yes Campbell's gluten free listing in the US is limited. Campbell's Canada is a bit more extensive.

Josh, I have used Swanson's Chicken Broth for years without a problem...but that's me. I have not used the Low Sodium.


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We do like GlutenFreeManna. It's guaranteed safe and super easy.


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Ditto to GFManna and DA. :) We use Pacific Naturals, but normally we make our own. It is way tastier and better for you than processed (even if you buy organic).


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I also like Progresso chicken broth, as well as their beef broth (they're gluten-free). I have also used Kitchen Basics and right now have Pacific Homestyle (both chicken and beef), both of which are marked gluten-free on the box.


Sylvia

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Endoscopy with Positive Biopsy - April 9, 2010

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I'm sure there must be chicken broths out there that DO contain gluten, but I can't name one. Most are gluten-free.

richard

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I'm sure there must be chicken broths out there that DO contain gluten, but I can't name one. Most are gluten-free.

richard

Here's a pretty good list of broths (both gluten free and gluten containing):

http://surefoodsliving.com/2009/01/does-chicken-broth-contain-gluten-milk-soy-yes/

Granted this list is two years old, but the fact is there are many broths that contain wheat. There are also many gluten-free. For people taht are super sensitive to cc it's probably best to avoid brands which make both gluten containing and no gluten added broths. Swanson (the one the OP was concerned about) falls into that category (or at least it did back in 2009 when the post was written).


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If I do not have my own on hand I use Better than Bouillon. It is a thick paste so you obviously must add water. The flavours are nearer to the real thing than most. They have all sorts of yummy flavours including mushroom, lobster, au jus, clam, fish... Some are kosher, some are reduced sodium. Most do not contain gluten but I believe a couple do.

http://www.superiortouch.com/retail/products/better-than-bouillon


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For a really tasty prepared broth (beef or chicken) I use Emeril's or Rachel Ray's. Both are gluten free (not marked, but I called both companies)

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I just had Swanson's Vegetable Broth last night in my soup. I have been sick ever since. I went and read the label this morning, and under the "2% or less" ingredients, it stated that there is yeast which is made from wheat extract in it. I found this post when researching other's problems with the same vegetable broth. At least I know I'm not the only one. Unfortunately, we are living abroad in Germany, and it is hard to come by less popular food products here, and gluten-free products are very hard to come by. Looks like I will be making my own broth from now on!

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I just had Swanson's Vegetable Broth last night in my soup. I have been sick ever since. I went and read the label this morning, and under the "2% or less" ingredients, it stated that there is yeast which is made from wheat extract in it. I found this post when researching other's problems with the same vegetable broth. At least I know I'm not the only one. Unfortunately, we are living abroad in Germany, and it is hard to come by less popular food products here, and gluten-free products are very hard to come by. Looks like I will be making my own broth from now on!

 

 

The info on this thread is a few years old.  Ingredients change over that time.  Also, ingredients can be different in different countries.  Soup seems to commonly have different ingredients in different countries.


 

 

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I recently contacted B&G Foods (the manufacturer for Emeril's Stocks) and thought I'd give an update on threads mentioning them so we can have more recent information available:

 

 
On Tuesday, November 18, 2014 2:27 AM, "CorporateConsumerAffairs@bgfoods.com" <CorporateConsumerAffairs@bgfoods.com> wrote:


Dear Consumer,

 

The Emeril's Organic Chicken stock does not contain gluten. 

 

However, Emeril's Organic Stocks are produced in facilities that contain wheat and gluten ingredients. While every precaution is taken to avoid cross contamination, we cannot guarantee that they do not contain trace amounts of these ingredients from other products that are manufactured within the same manufacturing facility.

 

Corporate Consumer Affairs 
B&G Foods, Inc.

 

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