Hi, Andrew Cordova here for GFMagazine.com. Today I’m going to be testing Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Almond Flour for gluten at five parts per million with a glutentox home test kit.
The reason that I’m testing Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Almond Flour today is because it was recently requested by Lisa, the Gluten-Free Idiot. She asked if I could test something from Bob’s Red Mill because she was concerned.
Recently the Canadian government randomly tested one of Bob’s Red Mill Flours, the sweet white sorghum flour and it tested at 32 parts per million, which is 12 parts per million above the legal limit of 20 parts per million.
Let me give you just a quick background on that. Bob’s Red Mill immediately took a sample from that same lot and tested it in-house and also had a sample tested by a third-party laboratory and both laboratories reported back that the samples had tested gluten-free. One tested even below detectable levels (so there was nothing detectable), which is reassuring to me.
I personally never had any issues with Bob’s Red Mill products. I purchase everything from sweet white rice flour to Bob’s Gluten-Free Oats. I never had a problem with them and I’ve been using them now for about a year.
I happened to pick up some almond flour today because I’m going to be baking. I picked up two packages, so I will be testing each one one time. So that’ll be two tests in total. Each one at five parts per million.
I’m really curious. Have you ever had any problems with Bob’s Red Mill products? If so, let me know which one. I might test it in the future.
Are there any other products or surfaces, anything that you’re curious about that you’d like for me to test, let me know in the comment section below.
When you watch the test keep your eye on the little window on the test strip. What we’re looking for is a pink line to appear. If there’s no pink line, it means that the test is negative, there’s no detectable gluten at five parts per million.
So here is the first test of the Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Almond Flour. And just to remind you, we’re looking for the pink line to appear. And if the pink line appear, that means the test is positive for gluten at five parts per million.
And we’re coming up on ten minutes and there’s no pink line, so this test is negative for gluten at five parts per million.
Now this is the second test of the Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Almond Flour. This is a separate package. This is going to be test no. 2 at five parts per million.
And we’re coming up on ten minutes. Usually if the test is going to be positive, the pink line will show up within just a couple of minutes so I’m positive that this test is negative at five parts per million.
Good news! Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Almond Flour is gluten-free and I will continue to purchase it. I hope you enjoyed these tests. Goodbye.