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SEEDS AND SEED FLOURS

Seeds and Seed Flours

Question:
BTVC says seeds are permissable after 3 months of "no symptoms," so why are seed flours not permitted at that time? Do they clog up systems too much before healing?

From Elaine:
Because the quantity of the flour way surpasses the few seeds that I had in mind when I said "seeds are permissable after 3 months of no symptoms." I meant a sprinkling of sesame, caraway, etc., not using the seeds as flour. I was also afraid of all the fiber with which these seeds are coated. Don't forget we are using blanched almonds without the outer fiber coat.

Originally from the Long Island listserve.

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