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Acceptable Additives and ingredients (autism)

A

Acacia Gum 
Adenosine 5 
Amaranth 
Annatto Color 
Arabic Gum 
Ascorbic Acid   

B

Beta Carotene 
Biotin 
Brown Rice Flour 
Buckwheat flour and groats (Kasha)*

 *Note: Buckwheat has no botanical relationship to wheat.

Calcium Chloride 
Calcium Disodium EDTA*
  *This additive does not contain any gluten or casein, though the body absorbs only about 5% of the calcium disodium EDTA* swallowed, many believe that this additive is overdue for testing to resolve any questions about its safety. When heated, it gives off toxic nitrous oxide fumes.


Calcium Phosphate 
Carboxymethylcellulose 
Carob Bean Gum 
Carrageenan 
Cellulose Gum 
Citric Acid 
Corn Sweetener 
Corn meal (and polenta) 
Corn Syrup Solids 

Dextrimaltose 
Dextrose  (in USA- must only be corn-based)
Dioctyl Sodium 

Folic Acid-Folacin 
Fructose 
Fumaric Acid 

G

Glutamine (amino acid) 
Glyceryl Nono-Oleate 
Glycerol Monooleate 
Guar Gum 

I

Invert Sugar 

Lactate/ Lactic Acid *

*this is found naturally in sour milk but also commercially produced from whey, cornstarch, potatoes and molasses.  Always verify the source.
Lecithin 
Lentils 
Locust Bean Gum 

Minerals and Vitamins 
Magnesium Hydroxide 
Malic Acid 
Microcrystallin Cellulose 
Millet (pilaf and flour) 
MSG made in the USA (not recommended)

N

Niacin/Niacinamide 

P

Poha (poha is beaten rice that has the texture of oatmeal when used in recipes) 
Polyglycerol 
Polysorbate 60; 80 (not recommended)
Potassium Citrate 
Potassium Iodide 
Potato Starch 
Potato Flour 
Propylene Glycol Monostearete 
Propylgallate 
Pyridoxine Hydrochloride 

Q

Quinoa flour 

R

Rice Cereal 
Rice Rlour (brown and white) 

S

Safflower Oil 
Sodium Acid Pyraphosphate 
Sodium Ascorbate 
Sodium Benzoate 
Sodium Citrate 
Sodium Hexametaphosphate 
Sodium Nitrate 
Sodium Silaco Aluminate 
Sorbitol-Mannitol (can cause IBS symptoms)
Sorghum Flour 
Soy (unless intolerant) 
Sphingolipids 
Sucrose 
Sulfosuccinate 
Sweet Potato Flour 

T

Tapioca Starch (produced from cassava) 
Teff *
Tartaric Acid 
TBHQ  (Tetra or Tributylhydroquinone) 
Thiamine HydrochorideTragacanth Gum 
Tri-Calcium Phosphate 

*There are two true grains that are genetically the most different from wheat. They are teff*, which came to us from Ethiopia via a Peace Core worker, and wild rice, which is being grown and harvested by native Americans, mostly in northern Wisconsin, Minnesota, and northern Idaho. Genetically, wild rice differs significantly from our common strains of rice.

V
Vanilla (PURE vanilla / alcohol-free) read labels
Vanillan (GFCF FREE BUT HIGHLY PHENOLIC, FOR KIDS WITH A PST PROBLEM IT IS BAD)
Vitamin A (palmitate) 

Xanthan Gum 

Yucca (cassava flour) 


Disclaimer
The list of acceptable and unacceptable foods is always growing and changing.  No person and/or organization can guarantee the gfcf purity of any product.  Therefore, parents need to read all product labels, call manufacturers of food items and use their best judgement in using any packaged/prepared food items.  Beyond the Limits, An Autism Resource Connection does not deem any product or manufacturer of a product to be safe for your child as all children have individual biomedical needs.  Parents should consider the advice of a biomedical professional before they begin a diet they are not familiar with or if they have questions or concerns.  

AutismResourceConnection.com used a variety of internet sources in the development of the gfcf section as well as independent parent contributions. 

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