I mentioned in my post yesterday that I am having issues with pre-packaged baked goods. Aside from agave, honey and dairy, I think I have found the culprit(s)
I bought Udi’s blueberry muffins last week. I got a bit of an upset tummy after eating them. The same goes for the Katz’s donut holes I blogged about yesterday. I believe the culprit is xantham gum.
Xantham gum is used in baked goods to replace the texture of wheat. I personally do not like the texture it produces-it’s like eating a sponge. Although in some baked goods, you really can’t detect it. This goes for the muffins and the donuts.
I made my corn muffin recipe with xantham gum-and they upset my tummy. I also did not like the texture. I find it is used a lot in breads and rolls.
As for the Van’s waffles-I believe the peach and pear juice they are sweetened with are the culprits here. These are both on the fodmap list. I am finding more and more things on that list I cannot eat. The funny thing is everyone has different triggers. I can eat mushrooms, onions and garlic, but my son cannot. I can drink soda, he cannot.
This makes it really hard to buy pre-made foods. I will have to add this to my list of ingredients to avoid. I read other people’s facebook comments and I am appalled at the list of allergens they have. Eggs, dairy, wheat, rice, soy, corn, gelatin, seeds, spice….the list is exhausting. I feel so sorry for these people-I mean, what do you eat? I realize I am not that bad off; it can always be worse.
Now when I order anything online or go to the grocery store, I am going to have to be extra careful. I am also going to have to make more of my own foods. Perhaps I am better off both physically and financially.