Mar 05 2011

What is gluten?

Category: Cooking & Food


gluten - wheatGluten is a glue-like protein composite that is prevalent in a number of processed foods made with wheat. Essentially, it’s what gives breads and other processed wheat, oats, barley, and rye products their chewy consistency. Gluten is generally considered to be a source of protein and is often used as an additive to inject a product with protein or prepared directly from the wheat products that contain it. Many individuals have an adverse sensitivity to gluten, therefore many foods are now labeled to specify gluten as an ingredient or not an ingredient.

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