What is gluten?

  • (noun): A protein substance that remains when starch is removed from cereal grains; gives cohesiveness to dough.


Gluten (from Latin gluten, "glue") is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. Gluten gives elasticity to dough, helping it rise and keep its shape and often gives the final product a chewy texture. Gluten may also be found in some cosmetics, hair products, and other dermatological preparations.

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Timeline Of The 2007 Pet Food Recalls - Wheat Gluten Contaminated With Melamine - April 3, 2007
... Concerns are first voiced in the news media that the imported gluten may have been used in products intended for human consumption, however the United States ...
Gluten Immunochemistry
... The immunochemistry of Triticeae glutens is important in several inflammatory diseases ... The responses to gluten proteins and polypeptide regions differs according to the type of gluten sensitivity ... In gluten sensitive enteropathy, there are 4 types of recognition, innate immunity (a form of cellular immunity priming), HLA-DQ, and antibody ...
Gluten - Adverse Reactions
... people in the United States are sensitive to gluten due to celiac disease, which constitutes an abnormal immune reaction to partially digested gliadin ...
Cherrybrook Kitchen
... two lines of gourmet baking mixes Original and Gluten Free ... all-natural gourmet baking mixes that are free of peanuts, dairy, eggs and nuts the gluten free line, introduced in 2005 as Gluten Free Dreams, is made with rice flour and ...
Gluten Sensitivity
... Gluten sensitivity (also gluten intolerance) is a spectrum of disorders, including celiac disease and wheat allergy, in which gluten has an adverse effect on the body ... Idiopathic gluten sensitivity can be defined as a non-allergic and non-autoimmune condition in which the consumption of gluten can lead to symptoms similar to those ... Symptoms of gluten sensitivity include bloating, abdominal discomfort or pain, and diarrhea, and might present extraintestinal symptoms including muscular ...

Famous quotes containing the word gluten:

    Another success is the post-office, with its educating energy augmented by cheapness and guarded by a certain religious sentiment in mankind; so that the power of a wafer or a drop of wax or gluten to guard a letter, as it flies over sea over land and comes to its address as if a battalion of artillery brought it, I look upon as a fine meter of civilization.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)