-Increases mineral content -removes hull -removes mycotoxins -breaks down protein into more bioavailable form
Assuming it's organic and non-gmo, do you think this could be considered a safe starch?
asked byDan_29 (3979)
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on January 01, 2013
at 10:44 PM
I eat nixtamalized corn as a "safe starch," more than white rice, but not more than potatoes. I'm gluten intolerant and have some problems with a few other gluten-free grains, but corn has never been a problem for me.
I live in Texas, and eating corn makes it a lot easier to have options eating out. I really believe there's a big difference between a traditional tamale made with nixtamalized maize and lard than some frozen, prepackaged, gluten free pizza. It's not for every day, but it does help me enjoy my eating habits with others more.
on February 13, 2013
at 06:22 PM
I looked at all of the posted links above and while something called "corn gluten" does exist, they stated that it is not actually a "gluten" but rather a protein and the term "gluten" was just "colloquial jargon that describes corn proteins that are neither gliadin nor glutenin."
Also worth taking note of is that fact that corn "gluten" is a by-product of corn processing and is used in animal feed...meaning it does NOT end up in human food.
So...there is no gluten in your tortilla chips. While it may not be the most ideal food one could eat, as an occasional treat or splurge, I'd pick it over a wheat-containing product any day.
on January 01, 2013
at 03:35 PM
Only if you want to expose yourself to the gluten in corn. In which case, you may as well eat wheat while you're at it and not bother with the benefits of paleo.
Sorry, but corn is a grain, and it does have the same properties as other grains. Some people are ok with it occasionally, but it's no different than a cheat day where you eat pizza. Unfortunately, gluten is one of those things that our bodies can develop antibodies for, and, can cause leaky guts, and it takes time to heal leaky guts, and upto six months to let go of the antibodies, which can lead to autoimmune disease in the mean time.
I don't know about you, but good health is something I'd rather not give up for tortilla party.
On the other hand, if you had said crazy drunken tequila party, I'd be there in a heartbeat. No gluten there, and good times!