What is gluten?
Gluten is a protein composite, or matrix, which provides structure, binding and thickening in baked and cooked foods. Rich in protein, it is what gives wheat its magical versatility.
What Contains Gluten?
The Gluten Containing Grains: Wheat, Rye and Barley
Are Grains that occur naturally as gluten free – Gluten Free? No. Why?
- Crop Rotation in US generally shared with gluten containing grains (ie. Soy)
- Harvesting Equipment is generally shared with gluten containing grains
- Processing Equipment is generally shared with gluten containing grains
- Shared Kitchens not following a thorough wet clean process of all food prep surfaces & equipment
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