Like a lot of foods, wheat has several varieties, each with its own name (just like apples come in Granny Smith, Fuji, etc). Various wheat products may have their own names as well. Learning all of these is an important step for anyone who's attempting a gluten-free life!
What Exactly Is Gluten?
With all the talk about gluten-free foods and the recent Jimmy Kimmel interviews of people on the street asking them to explain gluten, you might be wondering yourself what exactly is gluten?
Gluten is a class of protein. In wheat, Gluten is made up of two main parts: GLIADIN proteins and GLUTENIN proteins. When it comes to allergies and food sensitivities, the majority of people react to the gliadin part (but some people react to the glutenin part instead or as well).
With all the talk about gluten-free foods and the recent Jimmy Kimmel interviews of people on the street asking them to explain gluten, you might be wondering yourself what exactly is gluten
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