Okay, the subject on “non hybridized wheat and spelt” comes up time and time again so I thought I would set the record straight for all of you. I had a good laugh last week. At first it was not funny..I was actually concerned. So here is the story and I am going to use this as a learning experience for you all.
A customer came in saying she had to eat gluten-free (GF). She went on to say that she eats healthy GF breads made with Spelt; also known as Farro or Dinkel. She wanted to make sure my breads contained this “healthy” Spelt in them. I think she wanted to educated me about healthy GF eating. I explained to her that we are a GF Facility and that Spelt is NOT Gluten-Free and not allowed in my facility! She was stunned. We were very busy and I was going to try to talk with her further but she just walked out. Maybe she was embarrassed because her husband looked stunned when I said Spelt was not GF.
A person with Celiac Disease (CD) or Gluten Sensitivity (GS) or Wheat Allergy cannot eat Spelt and cannot eat Non Hybridized Wheat when they are traveling in Europe! I hear so much garbage about this from customers and people on the internet.
Spelt/Farro/Dinkel is gluten. Non Hybridized ancient grains are just as toxic to a Celiac as the modern grains! PERIOD.
There are nuns in Europe producing “GF” Communion Wafers with non-hybridized wheat that they are saying is Celiac Safe. Wrong. It is testing at 80 ppm….it is not safe folks! There is a safe GF Host out there gang. If your church won’t get it, you can choose to abstain! (I have done several posts on this)
No, I don’t take communion at church and I think GOD is okay with that decision. I could take communion and be sick for ten days and not be able to supply safe meals to those with CD and Food Allergies. OR I can skip communion and continue helping others suffering from CD and FA) Mmmmm, this decision is “no brainer” for me and I don’t think there is a GOD who would hold this against me.
Eating Ancient Grains in Europe: I have heard gluten sensitive people say they went to Europe and ate “ancient non-hybridized wheat” and drank beer and they were fine. Really? A Celiac would not do this. So, to the GS folks who do this; maybe you just felt great because the food is so much fresher and not filled with junk and preservatives like it is here so it can sit on a shelf or a sidewalk and remain unchanged for a year!
Modern Wheat Breeding Does Not Contribute to Gluten Toxicity! (ie, the breeding of modern wheat is not what is causing CD or GS or allergies)
-Stay safe and don’t believe everything you read on the internet.
-Don’t believe that GF Cheerios are really GF.
-If you have CD, GS, Wheat, Rye or Barley Allergies, you should not eat Spelt, Ancient Grains, or “GF Cheerios”. Period! (lots of posts about Cheerios on my blog)