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Paprika, Chili Powder, and Gluten Free Spices Resource

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To simplify questions of "am I glutened or just not feeling well?", it's important to keep hidden gluten at bay. One aspect of this is, spices.  Spices can be tricky because traditionally, the common supermarket brand, McCormick has been gluten free for many single ingredient spices.  However, there are many reasons why someone might want more certainty, such as a spice with a Certified Gluten Free label.  Additionally I try to stay with Organic spices because, even if I weren't worried about pesticides or irradiation, I think they taste better.

Reasons Why Spices May Be Glutening You
They may have been cross contaminated at the manufacturing plant. Sure most companies use Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and reduce this risk to a smaller one.  However, GMP is only as good as the people working there daily. It only takes one mistake to ruin a Celiac's entire week. 
They may have fillers or flow agents that are made from wheat or other gluten grains.  Sometimes y…