Detox Organics does not meet the guidelines to be considered gluten free. However we feel our product is Gluten friendly
The Science Behind It:
Let’s start off with why wheatgrass is actually gluten-free. The plant, wheat, from which wheatgrass is harvested from, is actually, in it’s pure form, gluten free. It is because it is harvested before it produces the seeds where the gluten is found. Now, we choose to work with organic, non-GMO products which are less predictable and less controlled than mainstream, altered, plants, but we always want to deliver only the very best ingredients to our customers. Sometimes, just a few plants mature faster before they are harvested, so the seeds form along with gluten, at a miniscule level, but nevertheless the result is no longer gluten-free.
The FDA understands this so they have allowed for 20 parts of gluten per million parts of product in order to still be labeled “gluten free” On the last batch of Detox Organics, nature took its course and the result is that our test results showed 21 parts per million over the threshold to be labeled “gluten free”. Even though it is barely traceable, we always stand by being transparent with our community.