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Organic Spices, Which Are Safe To Eat?
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I am looking for some safe brands of organic spices to eat.

I try to grow almost all my own herbs, but growing certain spices is not possible in the climate i live in- like cinnamon! I would love to have ya'lls advice first, before just testing out different brands on my body!

I recently got gluten'ed by some olive oil (what the hec!) and have been sick for 2 weeks, so i am needing to be extremely careful. As with all products these days it seems many companies are not being honest with their labels - or are not aware of how important the gluten free label is to those with celiac (even though people with allergies need the labels more then anyone else.)

Thanks ya'll for the help!

-Forest

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I am looking for some safe brands of organic spices to eat.

I try to grow almost all my own herbs, but growing certain spices is not possible in the climate i live in- like cinnamon! I would love to have ya'lls advice first, before just testing out different brands on my body!

I recently got gluten'ed by some olive oil (what the hec!) and have been sick for 2 weeks, so i am needing to be extremely careful. As with all products these days it seems many companies are not being honest with their labels - or are not aware of how important the gluten free label is to those with celiac (even though people with allergies need the labels more then anyone else.)

Thanks ya'll for the help!

-Forest

Welcome to the forum, Forest. Honestly, I don't know anything about organic herbs/spices so you might want to use the google search button on the top right hand corner to see if something has been posted recently.

Personally I use McCormick as do a lot of other people here and they're easily available is most grocery stores. And I've also seen Penzey's mentioned as also being a good brand. Whether they're organic is something I do not know. Hopefully someone else will chime in to give you more info as to what they use.

I've never had a problem with olive oil so am sorry that I can't help you there.

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I am looking for some safe brands of organic spices to eat.

I try to grow almost all my own herbs, but growing certain spices is not possible in the climate i live in- like cinnamon! I would love to have ya'lls advice first, before just testing out different brands on my body!

I recently got gluten'ed by some olive oil (what the hec!) and have been sick for 2 weeks, so i am needing to be extremely careful. As with all products these days it seems many companies are not being honest with their labels - or are not aware of how important the gluten free label is to those with celiac (even though people with allergies need the labels more then anyone else.)

Thanks ya'll for the help!

-Forest

I also use McCormick's spices and have had good luck. How about Natural Food Stores in your area?

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Has anyone tried SIMPLY ORGANIC spices by frontier? I tried their cinnamon and I did not get sick.... which is a miracle! lol...... thanks for ya'lls replies!

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I have used several of the Simply Organic spices by Frontier and without any problems. I prefer to use them over other brands. They have them at my ShopRite grocery store here...they are expensive but when I go I check which ones may be on sale as I plan to replace what spices I use with this brand.

I believe that one can be glutened by olive oil. I have been reading olive oil labels lately and wondering why it is a mixture of oils from about 5 to 6 different countries. I purchased by mail Boyajian Garlic Oil which says it is pure olive oil infused with fresh garlic and on the other side of the label from the ingredient and nutrition facts it says Made with equipment shared with peanut oil, wheat. And I have another one of theirs which is Basil Oil and also says on equipment shared with wheat. So I will not use them on my food.

Oils in general are a big concern to me as my bloodwork revealed allergies to wheat and corn. And I have had a soy allergy for several years prior. So I am always hoping an olive oil hasn't been diluted or mixed with some corn or soybean oil. And now I have to watch it wasn't processed on equipment shared with wheat.

I have noticed you have to be careful with some other things labeled organic. I was happy to finally find some chocolate bars without soy and they were organic but also said prepared on equipment shared with wheat. I ate one before I show the shared equipment statement which is usually smaller writing somewhere else on the label. Good thing I only ate a little bit as I didn't feel right afterward. So I gave the rest of them away. And now I have some organic trail mix which says nothing on the separate packages but there is a small paper in the box saying it is made on equipment shared with wheat, soy, milk, peanuts, and tree nuts.

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Personally I use McCormick as do a lot of other people here and they're easily available is most grocery stores. And I've also seen Penzey's mentioned as also being a good brand. Whether they're organic is something I do not know. Hopefully someone else will chime in to give you more info as to what they use.

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I have been really uneasy about spices for a while - I feel fairly certain that I was glutened by Frontier poultry seasoning. I have been ordering Spicely online - it is certified gluten free/pure spices and seasonings and the selection is really big. It has been working really for me to do it this way - just need a bit of planning ahead if I am making something!

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It was my understanding that you have to be careful with McCormick seasoning blends (more than a single ingredient). Do you use any blends and have you been trouble-free. I carefully scrutinize every label, but always feel paranoid that I am missing something.

Thanks for the Penzey's tip. I hadn't researched them yet, but drive by a Penzey's spice store all the time and have wondered. I just forget to look into it by the time I get home. :)

Seasonings are different than single ingredient herbs and spices. Personally I use the McCormick Lemon & Herb Seasoning and I like their Italian Herb Seasoning Grinder and their Peppercorn Medley Grinder. No problem with any of these. But mainly I have single ingredient herbs and spices. Since we are so individual, what works for me may not work for everyone so buy what you feel comfortable with.

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https://www.spicely.com/pages/certifications

"When we say "Gluten Free" we mean it. Our products are tested, certified and packed in a dedicated gluten free facility. Peace of mind never tasted so good."

I have never ordered from this website, but I'm putting together my shopping cart now! To me, it seems like it's not worth the risk to buy spices that are not certified gluten-free. With changes is production and quality control, a non-certified spice could be pretty much gluten-free for a long time and then one may have a reaction to it if something changes in their process. Too much worry for me!

 
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Spicely Organics is the only company I have used for years. I am actually on a first name basis and good friend with their main online sales marketing director. Funny how that worked out. But yeah I have a entire cabinet full of their spices, I love the cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, taco seasonings, and make blends with other ones they have. You can also order anise, tumeric, and ginger by the lb from them for use in herbal teas and soups for your stomach.

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