New Food Find - Gluten-Free Banza Chickpea Pasta

Looking for a pasta that does not contain grain? This #NewFoodFind – Banza Chickpea Pasta – is for you.

 

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What are the ingredients?

 

Banza Chickpea Pasta has just four ingredients:

  • Chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans)
  • Tapioca
  • Pea protein
  • Xanthan gum (from corn)

Banza Chickpea Pasta is higher in protein and fiber than wheat-based pastas. It is vegan, non-GMO and has no artificial ingredients.

 

What is it “free of?"


Banza Chickpea Pasta does not contain:

 

  • Peanuts
  • Tree nuts
  • Dairy
  • Egg
  • Soy
  • Wheat
  • Gluten
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Rice
  • Other grains

What is the cross-contamination risk?


Banza Chickpea Pasta is made in a shared facility where rice is present. The xanthan gum is grown on corn.

 

What pasta shapes are available?


There are four varieties available: Penne, Rotini, Shells and Elbows. All four varieties have the same ingredients.

 

Where can I buy it?


Find a store near you that carries Banza Chickpea Pasta. Or order online directly from Banza. They even have a discount program if you sign up for a monthly shipment.

 

This information is for your convenience. It is not an endorsement or a guarantee of the product's safety. Always read ingredient labels. Contact the manufacturer, if needed, to confirm the safety for your child.

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There are definitely different sensitivity levels to corn products.  I know we cannot use Bob's of any type because when we contacted them they even said there is a risk of cross contamination to corn because of their procedures.  

 

Guar gum definitely is an issue for some with legume but isnt derived from corn. 

 

There does seem to be a part of the population that both reacts to wheat and corn, but I know on the various corn allergy support groups it is strong recommended to avoid all xanthan gum because of the many many reports of reactions(even from those only reactive to corn.) 

 

when dealing with multiple allergies it really does become complicated doesn't it?  

 

Ty, D

Thanks for sharing that. I've found it to be very individualized on corn issue.  Neither of my kids ever had issues w/ xanthan.

 

It's important to know how to I know sometimes xanthan cause issues not related to corn for people.  Not all xanthan is cultured on corn.  I know Bob's Red Mill brand is on wheat. Some have issues w/ guar gum as well since it's a legume and can cause GI issues in some.

If you are corn-free then you should NOT eat xanthan Gum.  Out of all the patients I know with reactions or allergies to corn they all react to xanthan.  A better choice for the corn-allergy population is guar gum.  Also, for the very sensitive all of the ingredients needed to have been sourced carefully to avoid corn cross contamination during harvest and processing.   When I saw this product on the shelf I was very disappointed to see xanthan.  I know a few companies who claim their xanthan is not derived from corn but have heard repeated reports of reactions.  

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