What foods contain Casein protein?

October 4, 2015
Casein-Free Diet

A. Casein is the protein found in all mammals’ milk. Mammals include cows, goats, sheep, yaks, buffalo, camels and humans. Casein is found in human breast milk even if the mother is on a GFCFSF diet.

Q. Why can’t ASD children have casein?

A. Research shows that people with ASD have an abnormal immune response to the protein in casein (as well as the proteins in gluten and soy). Whether or not your child tests positive on IgE or IgG tests to casein, it must be removed to be on the GFCFSF diet.

Q. What are the most common foods that contain casein?

A. The common foods are: milks, ice cream, sour cream, yogurt, butter, some lunchmeats, and cheese.

. Does it matter if the milk or butter is organic?

A. No. Casein is casein, organic or not and is therefore not allowed.

Q. What are the Kosher labeling rules for casein?

A. A “D” on a label next to “K” or “U” indicates presence of milk protein

Q. Don’t kids need milk to grow?

A. No, children need calcium to grow healthy teeth and bones, not dairy products. You must give a separate calcium supplement. Children need between 800-1200 mg of calcium per day. You can find it in powder, chewables, liquid and pills.

Q. What are the most common ingredients that contain casein?

A.

Artificial butter flavor
Butter
Butter fat
Butter oil
Buttermilk
Casein (casein hydrosylate)
Caseinates (in all forms)
Cheese
Condensed milk
Cottage cheese
Cream
Curds
Custard
Dry milk
Evaporated milk
Ghee
Goat’s milk
Half & Half
Hot dogs
Lactalbumin
Lactalbumin phosphate
Lactic acid starter culture (may contain milk)
Lactoferrin
Lactoglobulin
Lactose
Lactulose
Low fat Milk fat
Lunchmeat
Magnesium caseinate
Malt
Malted Milk Margarine
Milk (in all forms including condensed, derivative, dry, evaporated, goat’s milk, and milk for other animals, low-fat, malted, milkfat, non-fat, powder, protein, skimmed, solids, whole)
Milk cheese lactose
Milk powder
Milk protein
Milk solids
Naturlose (sweetener derived from whey)
Non-dairy creamer butter
Nonfat milk
Nougat
Powdered Milk
Pudding
Rennet casein
Sausage
Skim milk
Sodium lactylate (may or may not contain casein)
Sour cream
Sour cream solids
Sour milk solids
Tagatose (sweetener derived from whey)
Whey in all forms (including sweet, delactosed, protein concentrate)
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