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TRS Sorghum flour NOT gluten free

Published 7 June, 2008



I'm always on the lookout for new gluten free flours to use in baking, but have never been able to track down sorghum flour in the UK (also known as juwar or jowar flour).

I was somewhat elated therefore, to find TRS Juwar flour, the only ingredient of which is sorghum.

Now because this isn't marked 'gluten free', I ran a Haven gluten test on it, and I'm glad I did. The image above shows the result. This indicates between 100 and 200 parts per million (ppm) of gluten; more than enough to make a lot of celiacs ill.

I can only imagine that the gluten contamination comes about in the same way that much oat contamination does - by wheat growing close by the sorghum getting into the sorghum field, then being milled along with the sorghum grain.

So I'm still on the lookout for proper gluten free sorghum flour in the UK - if anyone knows where I can get it, drop me a line, or leave a comment. I'll be a happy baker if you do :)

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