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Gluten cooking out???

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 21, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Ok. I'm pretty sure this is madness but I'll ask anyway..

My neighbor told me that she buys this special "7 grain" bread (not sure what's special about it, specifically) and that he doctor told her that if she toasts it, the gluten will cook off. It will simply go away.

She eats gluten normally, so she's not too concerned either way, but she knows that we don't in my family and was excited to tell me about it. The bread definitely has wheat in it, not sure about the other grains.

I was pretty dubious about this, and still am, but I thought I'd run it by you guys and gals here. I have never heard of such a thing. The doctor says that he preformed tests on the bread before and after, as well.

Scratching my head over here...

3b38bcc91dbfc6a114f4bdce544103d3

(409)

on May 23, 2012
at 01:32 AM

Yes, Ruth, if they have any scratches or grooves where the gluten protein can get into and stay. Each time you use that pot or pan you used for mac and cheese or fried foods, etc. you cross contaminate. I didn't know it either until I went on some celiac disease sites AND was also told to replace them by the hospital dietitian.

5e63e3fa78e998736106a4a5b9aef58c

on May 21, 2012
at 07:53 PM

I'm trying to think of something intelligent to say about that claim, but I've got to get past LOL WHUT?! first. It may take a while.

3558d8feb56bc681144f87e67140f885

on May 21, 2012
at 06:40 PM

Heehee good call!

3558d8feb56bc681144f87e67140f885

on May 21, 2012
at 06:39 PM

I considered this since English is my first language and not hers. Hmmmm...

3558d8feb56bc681144f87e67140f885

on May 21, 2012
at 06:20 PM

This! I thought the same thing, but I'm always second guessing myself, thinking, maybe there's something I'm missing!?

3558d8feb56bc681144f87e67140f885

on May 21, 2012
at 06:14 PM

Sounds right to me!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 21, 2012
at 06:13 PM

Great answer! Actually, I have read it somewhere that they are working on gluten-free wheat in Italy! Amazing, isn't it?

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on May 21, 2012
at 05:02 PM

WOW. That is... ridiculous. Great find!

712c1d3724f9b6ebfc0eb9b64a803692

(158)

on May 21, 2012
at 04:13 PM

You have to replace pots and pans to prevent cross contamination?! For some reason, I have never heard that before..

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on May 21, 2012
at 02:40 PM

"What kind of doctor is he? A psychiatrist?" Hehe

4ccf5d9bba64e54fc95802fe8ae33c47

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on May 21, 2012
at 01:52 PM

LOL!! Maybe David was bored and trying to cheer people up?

5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

(681)

on May 21, 2012
at 01:11 PM

No, only toasted baked wheat products.

5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

(681)

on May 21, 2012
at 01:11 PM

No, only *toasted* baked wheat products.

87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

(968)

on May 21, 2012
at 12:12 PM

bahahahaha! cook off??? hehehehe. I think the good doctor is having a lend.

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on May 21, 2012
at 01:33 PM

this is WRONG!!! Gluten doesn't go away like that! Fermentation may slightly reduce the gluten content in some cases, but toasting your bread doesn't make it gluten-free!!!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 21, 2012
at 06:13 PM

Great answer! Actually, I have read it somewhere that they are working on gluten-free wheat in Italy! Amazing, isn't it?

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on May 21, 2012
at 01:33 PM

You cannot "cook off" gluten in such a way. The few methods in bread making that reduce gluten (reduce, not remove) involve many weeks worth of time.

This reminds me of this funny Yahoo answers moment:

gluten-cooking-out???

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on May 21, 2012
at 05:02 PM

WOW. That is... ridiculous. Great find!

4ccf5d9bba64e54fc95802fe8ae33c47

(900)

on May 21, 2012
at 01:52 PM

LOL!! Maybe David was bored and trying to cheer people up?

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on May 21, 2012
at 12:33 PM

What kind of doctor is he? A psychiatrist?

Gluten is protein that is found in some grains. You cannot make it go away it by toasting on both sides. It won't burn off.

If I were you, I would ask her for a name of that doctor to make sure never to see him even in case of emergency.

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

(15613)

on May 21, 2012
at 02:40 PM

"What kind of doctor is he? A psychiatrist?" Hehe

3558d8feb56bc681144f87e67140f885

on May 21, 2012
at 06:40 PM

Heehee good call!

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on May 21, 2012
at 02:23 PM

Also, you have to consider that the bread has already been baked so if toasting removed the gluten why wouldn't baking remove it. Common sense people.

3558d8feb56bc681144f87e67140f885

on May 21, 2012
at 06:20 PM

This! I thought the same thing, but I'm always second guessing myself, thinking, maybe there's something I'm missing!?

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on May 21, 2012
at 02:13 PM

I am always suprized at how gullible people can be, especially if a doctor told them something. I can't believe how people don't question things that sound odd!

7 grain bread is simply that, made with a variety of grain types. Supposidly healthier because its got more fiber. But gluten is a grain, ignorance is bliss I guess!!

3558d8feb56bc681144f87e67140f885

on May 21, 2012
at 06:14 PM

Sounds right to me!

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3b38bcc91dbfc6a114f4bdce544103d3

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on May 21, 2012
at 01:33 PM

Ask that on a celiac site and they will go nuts! Gluten does not cook off! When you gluten free you MUST replace your toaster and any pots, pans, baking trays, baking dishes, utinsels etc or you will continue to cross contaminate your food. I scrubbed our toaster thinking that would be fine under my hubbies suggestion only to find out after he was hospitalized that we had been cross contaminating him the whole time. He was so sick at one point we where saying our good byes. Scared the H-E-double toothpicks out of me. I research every crazy thing I hear about gluten now before I even consider it as true. There is suposedly a "pill" you can take before eating gluten. There is no way I would recommend it to anyone with gluten sensitivity or Celiac Disease. Its simply not worth the risk!!

712c1d3724f9b6ebfc0eb9b64a803692

(158)

on May 21, 2012
at 04:13 PM

You have to replace pots and pans to prevent cross contamination?! For some reason, I have never heard that before..

3b38bcc91dbfc6a114f4bdce544103d3

(409)

on May 23, 2012
at 01:32 AM

Yes, Ruth, if they have any scratches or grooves where the gluten protein can get into and stay. Each time you use that pot or pan you used for mac and cheese or fried foods, etc. you cross contaminate. I didn't know it either until I went on some celiac disease sites AND was also told to replace them by the hospital dietitian.

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5f20e69b9609d29fea926e95bfbddd35

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on May 21, 2012
at 12:22 PM

My guess is either she misunderstood or the doc is very confused. It doesn't cook off, but sometimes the fermentation process will break down some of it, from what I understand...

3558d8feb56bc681144f87e67140f885

on May 21, 2012
at 06:39 PM

I considered this since English is my first language and not hers. Hmmmm...

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4ccf5d9bba64e54fc95802fe8ae33c47

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on May 21, 2012
at 12:17 PM

Wouldn't that technically mean that all baked wheat products are gluten free? Head scratch...

5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

(681)

on May 21, 2012
at 01:11 PM

No, only *toasted* baked wheat products.

5662d1262516ccbd70249e7aeaf58901

(681)

on May 21, 2012
at 01:11 PM

No, only toasted baked wheat products.

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