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Gluten-Free Grains Other Than Rice

 

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1/24/2012

Question:

My tTG is 296 - that’s strongly positive. I cannot digest rice. Please suggest some other grains that are easy to digest.

From,

Divya

Answer:

Hi Divya. There are a wide variety of gluten-free grains to choose from. All are a good source of fiber and provide a range of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, as well as have varying tastes, textures and culinary uses. A list of gluten free grains commonly enjoyed by those who have to avoid gluten includes, but is not limited to:

  • quinoa
  • millet
  • amaranth
  • teff
  • wild rice (which is different from white and brown rice, so perhaps you can  tolerate it)
  • sorghum
  • corn/polenta
  • certified gluten-free oats (if you can tolerate them--most celiacs can, but some cannot)
  • buckwheat

Please note that inherently gluten-free grains can become cross contaminated with gluten, so it's a good idea to purchase from manufacturers that incorporate safe practices to prevent contamination from happening.

Sincerely,

Rachel Begun, MS, RD

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