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22 Jan 2008

gluten free...
Hi Doc

Wonder if you can help me.

Is rye flour, low in gluten?
what makes a flour low gluten or gluten free,
how much gluten can a person who is gluten intolerant actually have before it comes dangerous?
is rye safe for gluten allergic people??

thanks so much
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01 Jan 0001

Dear A.W
Pure rye flour and 100% rye bread or crackers have a low gluten content. The gluten content of flours are determined by the plant species the flour is made of: wheat, rye, oats and barley flours all contain some gluten, but wheat flour has generally got the highest gluten level. If you suffer from severe gluten intolerance or coeliac disease then even a tiny amount of gluten could trigger all the unpleasant symptoms. If you are only moderately allergic to gluten then you may be able to eat some rye products, but do be careful.
The grains that severely gluten-intolerant patients can eat are: maize, rice, buckwheat, millet and quinoa.
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