Health Benefits of Vital Wheat Gluten

Health Benefits of Vital Wheat Gluten

Vital wheat gluten is made by extracting all of the gluten in wheat and leaving behind the starch. It is sold as a powder that is available in many health food and specialty food grocers, as well as at certain high-end supermarkets. Gluten is made into a non-animal protein substitute that is popular among vegans and vegetarians, as well as in many Asian cuisines. It can have a spongy or firmer texture, when it is called seitan, and can be seasoned to take on flavors, including mimicking meats such as chicken, duck or beef.

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