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    prairie rose
    prairie rose
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    I am wondering if buchwheat is gluten-containing or is it only on the list because of cross-contamination. My understanding is that it is not a grain, but rather a seed. In the past, I have sprouted and dehydrated it and used it in granola mixes. Any thoughts?

    #8550
    Kate Osborne
    Peter Osborne
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    Buckwheat is not a grain.  You are correct.  It is on the list because it is commonly cross contaminated.

    All the best,

    GFS

    #8579
    Kate Osborne
    Peter Osborne
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    So is gluten free buckwheat okay on a gluten free diet?

    Is it high in toxic lectins?

    Or should it just be avoided all together as well as quinoa and aramanth?

    #8580
    Kate Osborne
    Peter Osborne
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    the pseodograins are not recommended unless you can get them unprocessed from a valid gluten free source.

    All the best,

    GFS

    #8581
    Kate Osborne
    Peter Osborne
    Keymaster

    I looked up Pseudograins

    and by some definitions it is a seed. I am still stumped on whether or not nuts and seeds are safe or if they contain too much toxic lectin.

    Maybe I should avoid them altogether but if they are okay I would prefer to have them in my diet as it is already very limited compared to what it use to be.

     

    Thank you!

    #8582
    prairie rose
    prairie rose
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    Are those the same toxins that are supposedly neutralized by soaking?

    #8585
    Kate Osborne
    Peter Osborne
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    Actually, I heard soaking doesn’t remove lectins. The Lectin Story is on this website and is pretty informative:

     

    http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

     

    Michelle

    #8780
    Ariella Wells
    Ariella6
    Member

    what about buckwheat groats? the more white ones that are raw from the health food store? if you soak and sprout them are they ok?

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