What would you like to do?

What does gluten mean?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .


Gluten is a combined protein found in grains. Glutens from different grains have different properties, and they form the majority of protein in most grains. Proteins hold other things, like starch, together and are often used as binders and thickeners in food products. The gluten in wheat gives dough its toughness, and the higher the protein (gluten) content, the more "rubbery" the dough is.

When people use the term 'gluten' or 'gluten-free,' they are almost always referring to the glutens found in the grains wheat, barley, kamut, rye, spelt, and triticale, which contain a chemical different from other grains that causese an auto-immune reaction in people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. Such people cannot ingest glutens from these grains without suffering an auto-immune response that damages their intestines and can lead to many sympotms, including internal bleeding and cancer of the intenstines.

There are also gluten or specific grain allergies, which are different from intolerances.
9 people found this useful
Thanks for the feedback!

If eating lots of wheat-based cereals gives you bad spots does that mean you have a gluten allergy and should take on a gluten-free diet to try and improve your skin?

If your "bad spots" are itchy bumps that are slow to disappear and NOT hives, and they seem related to your wheat/gluten consumption, then you might have the skin rash that s

What is gluten?

Gluten is a special type of protein that is commonly found in rye,  wheat, and barley. Therefore, it is found in most types of cereals  and in many types of bread. Not all f

What does gluten free mean?

It means there's no gluten in a product, most likely a food item. I'm not certain what gluten is and I don't want to give false information. Google it.

What does gluten-free mean?

Gluten free means that the food or protuct has no wheat. I have to be on a gluten free diet. I f you have any more questions about gluten free stuff let me know.

What is the gluten?

Gluten is a protein found in many grains.   http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-gluten.htm

Does contains gluten mean contains wheat?

Wheat contains gluten but rye and barley also contain gluten. Gluten is a protein found in grains. People with Celiac's disease are allergic to wheat and gluten. Tapioca and s

What is gluten and a gluten free diet?

Gluten is a protein that you get in wheat, and a gluten free diet is basicly a wheat free one. If you are planning on doing one free from is a good food company.

Is gluten flour high gluten?

Um the word gluten might be a hint its high in gluten! YES! Gluten Flour is specifically gluten. Its like maximum amount of gluten possible. You use gluten flour to make baked

What does gluten do to you?

Gluten is simply the protein in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten will simply be digested by most of the population, however about 1% will have an autoimmune disease called celia
In Health

What is the glutenous?

I think that the word that you are trying to use is gluteus. The  glutes are the three muscles that actually compose the human hip.  There are three major muscles on each hi