Best almond flour for SC diet?

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spookyh
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   Posted 10/26/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm looking online for almond flour, and don't know what would be best for the SC diet. Honeyville's is the cheapest, at $28.99 for 5 pounds. However, I read a couple reviews that said it might be processed on the same machines as wheat flour, and that they use a chemical process on the almonds to blanch them. Anyone know more about this, or have experience with this flour?

Bob's Red Mill is more expensive, at around $35 for 4 pounds. The reviews I found were mixed about how fine the flour is, but there's also no chance that it's contaminated by gluten.

I found some other online store's that carry their own brand of almond flour too. So can anyone give me some advice? Thank you smilewinkgrin!

EMom
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   Posted 10/26/2008 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry, spooky, not much help here. We get ours at Trader Joe's for around $3.65 a lb. It's the cheapest I've ever seen. Never thought about the fact it could be processed on the same machines as wheat or chemically blanched. skull shocked skull

I've used Bob's Red Mill and paid higher at my local grocer store and health food store than the price you gave. Maybe that's the one to get...

Anyone else?

Stef17
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   Posted 10/26/2008 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to make my own. I don't know what that means cost-wise, but I used to by the blanched & slivered almonds at the health food store and then run them through my food processor. I'm sure it wasn't as "fine" a powder as you might get if you order it online, but it worked just as well and tasted good too.

spookyh
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   Posted 10/26/2008 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
From what I read, the USDA passed a law last year that makes almond growers either steam or fumigate all their almonds (here's a link to some info: http://www.cornucopia.org/almonds/ ). You have to contact each company to find out which method they use. I hope they can get the law overturned, because I want my almonds to stay raw.

Osprey101
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   Posted 10/26/2008 11:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Don't panic about wheat contamination- unless you are also fighting celiac sprue, of course. Traces of wheat- while undesirable- are not dangerous on the SCD. While celiacs may be concerned with cooking in the same pot that was used- and washed- a week before to make spaghetti, diets that exclude wheat and similar starchy food products for the purposes of combatting Crohn's need be concerned more with gross contamination- well over a gram for most purposes.
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