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What’s the big deal with gluten?

Posted by Sarah Brooks on

You may have noticed that there are some items in stores that have the phrase “gluten-free” on it. In the last couple of years, this phrase has become mainstream and is even claimed as a popular diet fad – but for those who are unfamiliar with what this all means, what’s the big deal with gluten? How did it gain all the popularity and what does gluten do? Gluten is a group of proteins, called prolamins and glutelins, which occur with starch in the endosperm of various cereal grains. In Latin, gluten means “glue”, which makes the dough elastic and...

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