Celiac Disease

Are Soba Noodles Gluten Free?

Soba noodles are a Japanese noodle made from buckwheat. In fact the word soba means buckwheat, which is, despite the name, not a grain.

Buckwheat is not related to cereal grasses at all, in fact, and instead comes from the seed of a plant in the dock family.

However, since buckwheat does not contain gluten, doughs made from it lack the elasticity and springiness that make it easy to stretch into noodles. Therefore, although some soba noodles may be made from one hundred percent buckwheat, many will have varying amounts of wheat or other gluten containing grains flours added to improve the texture.

Also, buckwheat flour is more expensive than other flours, so starchy flours may be used to offset the cost.

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Is Cool Whip Gluten Free?

Yes, Kraft Cool Whip products are gluten free, including the flavored "Season's Delight" varieties. Kraft marks all sources of gluten clearly in its ingredient listings, several of which are given below, and no Cool Whip products contain any reported sources of gluten. See Kraft's gluten content explanation of gluten labeling.

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What is Anemia? Its Causes, Symptoms, Diagnoses and Treatments

Anemia is a condition in which your blood does not carry enough oxygen to the rest of your body because of a shortage of health red blood cells. This is most commonly caused by a shortage of iron in the body, which is needed to make hemoglobin. The iron containing protein that gives blood the its red color, hemoglobin is the actual component of the blood cells which carries the oxygen.

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