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Amaretto alcohol

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Created November 09, 2010 at 6:07 PM

Being that amaretto is made from almonds and apricots would it be safe to say that it's just as bad as say Vodka or could it be compared with Rum?

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on November 13, 2010
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I have gluten intolerance and I drink whiskey. It's not a problem for celiacs. http://www.celiac.com/articles/222/1/Gluten-Free-Alcoholic-Beverages/Page1.html I have had reactions to a couple of Italian Bitter Aperitifs/Digestives (Cynar and Rammazotti, specifically), and I've been totally unable to find out what is in them. But, as others have said, ethanol is ethanol. Don't kid yourself that any of it is Paleo!

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on November 10, 2010
at 07:45 PM

Based on the sweetness it is probably loaded with sugar, naturally occuring and otherwise.

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Vodka is mostly ethanol and water. There are traces of other chemicals such as esters so there shouldn't be anything resembling a protein.

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Got it, thanks Eva.

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on November 09, 2010
at 08:16 PM

If you're referring to Amaretto liqueur, it's got more sugar in it than alcohol. And it's usually just flavored to taste like almonds.

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on November 10, 2010
at 07:45 PM

Based on the sweetness it is probably loaded with sugar, naturally occuring and otherwise.

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on November 09, 2010
at 06:22 PM

Personally, I suspect it doesn't matter much as long as you stay away from the sugar, carbs and grains. Even the grain based alcohols are probably not a big deal unless you have bad grain allergy/celiac. Just remember that alcohol is empty calories and extra work for the liver.

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on November 09, 2010
at 07:12 PM

Got it, thanks Eva.

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on November 09, 2010
at 08:01 PM

If I remember correctly, amaretto is VERY sweet - cloyingly sweet.

Given a choice, I'd choose something like vodka instead - and that's only based on some slight recollection from when I was looking into Atkins and their recommendations of liquor, so that might not even be paleo...

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on November 09, 2010
at 08:07 PM

Vodka is mostly ethanol and water. There are traces of other chemicals such as esters so there shouldn't be anything resembling a protein.

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on November 09, 2010
at 07:36 PM

Where the yeast that made your alcohol gets its energy from is irrelevant to the end product's nutritional value. The distillation process, even from low tier alcohol producers will eliminate all heavy molecules like proteins and amino acids from their end product. As far as your body is concerned, alcohol is alcohol.

(This only pertains to clear alcohols, I'm not very familiar with the production and aging of whiskey/whisky).

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on November 13, 2010
at 07:35 PM

I have gluten intolerance and I drink whiskey. It's not a problem for celiacs. http://www.celiac.com/articles/222/1/Gluten-Free-Alcoholic-Beverages/Page1.html I have had reactions to a couple of Italian Bitter Aperitifs/Digestives (Cynar and Rammazotti, specifically), and I've been totally unable to find out what is in them. But, as others have said, ethanol is ethanol. Don't kid yourself that any of it is Paleo!

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on November 10, 2010
at 07:47 PM

This is all on an individual basis, how it reacts in your own system...if you enjoy Amaretto I think you can have it in moderation. I've been seeing quite a few DiSaronno commercials!

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