Ok. I'm pretty sure this is madness but I'll ask anyway..
My neighbor told me that she buys this special "7 grain" bread (not sure what's special about it, specifically) and that he doctor told her that if she toasts it, the gluten will cook off. It will simply go away.
She eats gluten normally, so she's not too concerned either way, but she knows that we don't in my family and was excited to tell me about it. The bread definitely has wheat in it, not sure about the other grains.
I was pretty dubious about this, and still am, but I thought I'd run it by you guys and gals here. I have never heard of such a thing. The doctor says that he preformed tests on the bread before and after, as well.
Scratching my head over here...
this is WRONG!!! Gluten doesn't go away like that! Fermentation may slightly reduce the gluten content in some cases, but toasting your bread doesn't make it gluten-free!!!
You cannot "cook off" gluten in such a way. The few methods in bread making that reduce gluten (reduce, not remove) involve many weeks worth of time.
This reminds me of this funny Yahoo answers moment:
What kind of doctor is he? A psychiatrist?
Gluten is protein that is found in some grains. You cannot make it go away it by toasting on both sides. It won't burn off.
If I were you, I would ask her for a name of that doctor to make sure never to see him even in case of emergency.
Ask that on a celiac site and they will go nuts! Gluten does not cook off! When you gluten free you MUST replace your toaster and any pots, pans, baking trays, baking dishes, utinsels etc or you will continue to cross contaminate your food. I scrubbed our toaster thinking that would be fine under my hubbies suggestion only to find out after he was hospitalized that we had been cross contaminating him the whole time. He was so sick at one point we where saying our good byes. Scared the H-E-double toothpicks out of me. I research every crazy thing I hear about gluten now before I even consider it as true. There is suposedly a "pill" you can take before eating gluten. There is no way I would recommend it to anyone with gluten sensitivity or Celiac Disease. Its simply not worth the risk!!
I am always suprized at how gullible people can be, especially if a doctor told them something. I can't believe how people don't question things that sound odd!
7 grain bread is simply that, made with a variety of grain types. Supposidly healthier because its got more fiber. But gluten is a grain, ignorance is bliss I guess!!
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