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balletomane
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Today I found gluten-free pasta in my local supermarket--a surprise! I checked the ingredient list and there is xanthan gun. Does anyone know if it is safe for Type O's and A's?



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i have the same question! I bought xanthan gum for baking because i am gluten intolerant and i havent used it yet because im wondering the same thing..
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It has been generally accepted that Xanthan gum falls into the same category as guar gum, which tends to heighten any lectin activity in the body, per page 216 of LR4YT.

An old thread that discusses this...
http://www.dadamo.com/forum/archivea/config.pl?read=78272


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My Daughter seems to react to That - but she is super sensitive - and we are at a sensitive time with her - we will try again in 8 weeks to see if the reaction is better as we have a complete log of everything that she has eaten for the last 3 months- 3 weeks of which has been using the blood type diet for O's.

As a side note she could have reacted to any number of ingredients in the home made wheat and gluten free bread - one suspect might have been the dried yeast, which was produced in a gluten area. so we're off brad for another 6 weeks anyway.

If you are looking for something to spread something on like sardines or goats cheese (O's) then a organic rice cracker works for my daughter and we have today tried a Ryevita Dark Rye Crispbread - Ingredients include wholegrain rye flour, salt and "may" contain sesame and soy seeds.
http://www.ryvita.com
.  (Dark Rye - Suitable for consumers avoiding: MSG, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Milk, Egg, Yeast, Crustacean, Fish, SO2 & Sulphites, Celery, Mustard, GMO).

These seem to be okay for My Daughter (O) but some of their other products contain sunflower and other things not suitable for O's or at least My Daughter at the moment.

Never mind about whole grain Read the whole Label .

Hope That helps kind regards John


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Guar gum is an avoid for me, but xanthum gum is not on my list at all....which makes it neutral for now.  I'm finding, as an O who is also gluten free that I just stay away from baked good these days.  I have two young kids and I onlybake for birthdays and holidays.  So when I do, I do use the Xanthum Gum...but it is such a rarety and my kids are mostly the ones who eat it anyway.

As far as the pasta....I've tried them ALL....may favorite is Andean Dream Quinoa pasta...no xanthum gum and it tastes just like regular pasta.


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Xanthan gum is listed separately from guar gum.  However, many react to it even if it is a neutral.  Celiacs are particularly sensitive to gums, it seems to me.  I react to xanthan gum, my son reacts to carageenan, we both have a reaction, though less severe, to guar gum.

Generally of the three, xanthan gum is the best.  The reason I react to it is because it is usually corn derived.

If only I could find locust bean gum, that one is actually listed as beneficial, but nowhere to be bought that I can find.  I try to avoid using any gums, but in certain things, they are necessary, especially since I don't bake with eggs due to my son's allergy.  I don't make those things very often.  Chia seeds or flax meal soaked in water can sometimes fill in just fine.

Look for tinkyada pasta, it has no gums and tastes the best of all I've tried.  If you live where Amazon ships, you can usually get it with free super saver shipping, and many grocery stores carry it, or will carry it if they get asked to a few times.


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Avoid for gatherer Xanthan gum is made from corn. Those that help?


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Sorry Melissa, didn't see you'd aready said that.  
Do you use the chia seeds for making bread? Love to know how to do that do you have recipe or know where one is?


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I buy rice pasta at Trader Joe's. The only ingredient is brown rice flour. I've never tried any other brands of GF pasta because they're so much more expensive than TJ's. I didn't want to discover that my kids preferred another brand that's twice or thrice the price (hey, I'm a poet and I didn't know it! ) so I've just stuck with the one brand.

Tinkayada brown rice pasta is supposed to be really  good, but I've never bought any to try.


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Thanks all for your feedback and suggestions.

Policychecker: The Ryevita dark rye crispbread you talked about is the best crispbread I've ever had. Even my Swedish husband thinks it tastes much better than the well-known Swedish Wasa crispbread.

Melissa_J and Ruthiegirl, Tinkayada brown rice pasta tastes really good! The good thing about it is that it can stand a fair bit of "overcooking" and never gets mushy. It has a very nice chewy texture.

The brand with xanthan gum in it costs a lot less than Tinkayada, though, and that's why I would like to know if that would be an option. I guess unless I test it on myself, I wouldn't know if I would have a reaction.


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My partner is a pastry chef and will try all these things when Emily is off her current exclusion diet - I'll post any tips that she has then - she is one awesome chef by the way Michelin starred restaurant dying to employ her since she closed her own restaurant to look after our daughter. no plans to miss out on her growth for a good few years just yet though. Far too precious. kind regards John


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