Friday, September 14, 2012

Gluten-Free Friday: Blue Diamond Almonds

091412 - 1 Now, you’re probably thinking duh, of course almonds are gluten free, nothing special about that.  But have you ever looked at the labels on nuts?  I used to just assume all nuts were fine, but assuming is generally a bad idea when it comes to gluten free.  Turns out, there’s quite a bit of cross contamination risk out there.

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Sadly, this warning is on my favorite kind of almonds, the Emerald Cinnamon Roast.  Since I realized those were off limits, I switched to the Blue Diamond brand.  Blue Diamond makes a variety of gluten-free products, from crackers to almond milk, but nothing they make contains wheat so there aren’t issues with contamination.

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A handful of almonds goes a long way towards keeping my hangries at bay!

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Almonds are great on their own as a snack, but there’s a lot of ways to add them into your diet – I like to use them in place of croutons on a salad for extra protein and fiber, or add them to greek yogurt with fresh fruit for a nice post-workout treat. 

So if you’re gluten-free, next time you shop for nuts be sure to check the label!  And know that you can always be safe with Blue Diamond Smile

3 comments:

  1. Hi. Blue Diamond Almonds actually are seasoned in a facility that uses seasonings with gluten in it. http://glutenfreemom.com/blog/blue-diamond-almonds-gluten-free-snack/#.UydVtxippek

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  2. Hi. Blue Diamond Almonds actually are seasoned in a facility that uses seasonings with gluten in it. http://glutenfreemom.com/blog/blue-diamond-almonds-gluten-free-snack/#.UydVtxippek

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    1. Good info to know! I personally have never had a reaction to them, and I consider them a safe snack - I have reacted to Emerald brand though.

      I applaud your follow up skills with the company, that was a very informative post you linked - even if they are in a shared facility, it does sound like they take measures to avoid cross contamination at least!

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