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Rum And Sugar Cane Allergy
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Ok, so this isn't directly related to gluten, but I wasn't sure where else to ask (turned up empty on google and at my allergists).

After going gluten-free, I was still feeling sick so I got tested for other allergies and came up positive for a non-life threatening allergy to sugar cane.

Rum is made from sugar cane, so I've been avoiding it, but then I got to thinking...

Wiskey is made from barley, but is distilled so is therefore safe for us to drink.

Beer is not distilled, so it is not safe to drink.

Since rum is distilled shouldn't it be safe for me to put in my rum cake?? :blink:

Yoho Ho and a bottle of rum :P

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It is generally accepted that the protein molecules known as gluten are too large and heavy to pass through the distillation process and into the distillate. Certainly, detectable amounts are not present. Alcoholic beverages which are double or even triple distilled have undergone additional processing in which the distillate is again distilled, further purifying it.

An allergy to sugar cane is something new to me. Most allergies are to proteins, and proteins are complex chains of amino acids. I would expect that any plant protein from the cane is removed, and that the rum is safe for you to drink. But that is my educated inference, not something that I know to be a fact.

My personal preference is Bacardi Gold :P

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I would have said exactly what psawyer said.

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My personal preference is Bacardi Gold :P

I have to disagree, Mount Gay is the best. :rolleyes:

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