What is gluten?
There have been a lot of research and articles recently devoted to gluten and its impact on people's health. Some say it may be really harmful while others are sure the hype was created artificially by media. But do you have any idea what it is?
Gluten is a composite formed from several different proteins. It is found mostly in wheat and other related grains, such as barley and rye. Adding texture and a characteristic chewiness to baked goods, this ingredient is used in a wide variety of other foods as a thickener and binder, flavor enhancer, and protein supplement. However, some people can develop an allergy to these proteins.