This part of my life began when my very sick partner was diagnosed with Celiac. Even the slightest exposure to gluten can make him very ill for several days, so I have pursued gluten-free options with thorough aggression. In the U.S. a recent surge of gluten awareness means we have more choices than ever, but it still means hunting and analyzing and tracking down parent companies. After several years now of doing so, I want to share my tricks and tips with others who are still struggling.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Featured Gluten Free Product: Argo Corn Starch


A regular postings of gluten-free products that I use myself and are available in my local grocery store.  You can check your local store for these items, order them online, or ask your store to stock them. I do not have any relationship with the companies in question, nor do I receive any form of compensation for these reviews. Gluten-Free status is based on information from the manufacturer, the current Cecelia's Marketplace shopping guide and personal experience, and may change if the company changes formulation or manufacturing processes.
Argo Corn Starch
(may be Kingsford Corn Starch in your region, in similar packaging)

Yes, you can buy corn starch in specialty stores that are specifically made by gluten-free manufacturers and marketed to people on a gluten-free diet....or you can buy Argo/Kingsford from your regular grocery store for half the price.  It can be substituted for tapioca, arrowroot, or potato starch in gluten-free recipes on a 1 for 1 basis if you can't find or run out of a specialty starch.  It can also be used in place of flour for breading and thickening (use 1/2 the amount of corn starch as you would flour for thickening). 

The manufacturer website lists the gluten-free status in several responses on their F.A.Q. page

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