Gluten is a kind of prolamin, a storage protein found in most grains. A lot of people are sensitive to this protein, especially those who have celiac disease, an autoimmune health problem. The immune system of people with celiac disease attacks gluten, causing severe damage on the lining of the intestines. Gluten is what makes flour sticky and elastic. This protein is probably the most talked about substance because there are so many foods high in gluten, especially the processed ones.
While there are brands that claim their products are gluten-free, it is still recommended to look out for ingredients like Avena sativa, Hydrolysate, Cyclodextrin, Maltodextrin, Phytosphingosine extract, Dextrin, Yeast extract, Hydrolyzed soy protein, and caramel. To give you more idea, we have picked out 10 of the popular products that contain gluten.
Wheat is the most consumed grain all over the world. Many products are derived from this grain such as flour, wheat bread, pasta, noodles and pastries. There are also plenty of food items that are not שמ obvious source of wheat, such as food coloring, vegetable gum, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, glucose syrup and so on.