Our famous local San Diego strawberries are at their peak right now! Time to make #homemade #gluten-free #strawberry jam! Add the juice of 1-2 local meyer lemons plus the zest of one lemon to your batch to add dimension and acidity (for safety) to the jam.
USDA's Principles of Home Canning
USDA's 2015 Guide to preparing home jams and jellies
Tips on making jams from Ball: https://www.freshpreserving.com/how-to-make-jam-and-jelly.html
Here is a nice post by FoodInJars.com about adjusting the amount of sugar in the jam (http://foodinjars.com/2015/02/canning-101-can-reduce-sugar/
Also this is helpful from PortlandPreserve.com: 3 ways to test for the jelling point of jam/jelly: http://www.portlandpreserve.com/testingthejellypoint.pdfwww.portlandpreserve.com/testingthejellypoint.pdf
Suregel pectin has no obvious gluten ingredients, but when we called the Heinz company this week who makes it, they said they could not guarantee it was gluten-free and could be cross contaminated to contain > 20 ppm gluten. SIGH!
So, here are some tips on making homemade pectin. Note, if making apple pectin (we usually use a few green granny smith apples) be sure to remove the seeds first and definitely use the cores).
Homemade Pectin Tips:
Great New Video now available!
Feb. 2018 "Is is Gluten-Free or Not? A Closer Look at Non-Responsive Celiac Disease" with expert celiac dietitian, national speaker, and author, Melinda Dennis, MS, RDN.
Expert Video Tip: You can watch this twice as fast by editing the settings (the little gear symbol for the video, if you'd prefer).
Tickets were $10/each to attend, and it was packed with both patients and clinicians, but there were many surprises for the audience.
Jump right to a topic on the video: Click on the topic below to go right to that part of the video!:
- Learn the latest on safer oats for those with celiac
- Trick to calculate your calcium intake off of a food label
- Arsenic concerns with rice
- Why grains labeled gluten-free are so important
- Melinda's Top 15 Overlooked Sources of Gluten
- The great value of GlutenFreeWatchdog.com (not affiliated with Melinda Dennis)
- What Melinda considers the most important take-away from her presentation
Question & Answer Session Following Lecture with the Audience and Expert Celiac Dietitian, Melinda Dennis, MS, RDN
Thank you to the National Celiac Association, the National Celiac Association Orange County Celiacs and our group, the National Celiac Association San Diego, for providing funds and managing this packed event in Orange County for patients, dietitians, nutritionists, nurses and other clinicians. Special thanks to Jill Evensen for organizing the event!!
The text for this article was provided by La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology. Our group has no financial connection to this company, nor were we paid for this post.
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La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology is currently enrolling for a Celiac Disease research study. The purpose of this study is to learn more about the body's immune response to Celiac Disease and to identify any proteins involved in the disease. We will also use DNA to study how genes influence the development of Celiac Disease. Understanding these basic mechanisms may help lead to better treatments and/or diagnostics in the future.
Eligible participants must be generally healthy, between the ages of 18 and 65 and diagnosed with Celiac Disease by a physician. Participation will consist of one study visit to our facility to provide a 50 mL blood donation drawn by a certified phlebotomist. You will also go through a brief health questionnaire.
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May 10, 2018: New US Study Referencing the Importance of Screening Patients with Iron Deficiencies for Celiac Disease: (Dr. Schar)
From GlutenFreeWatchdog: Call to Action: Barley protein should be added to FALCPA and here’s why