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#1 Old 02-20-2014, 11:12 AM
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As far as i get it its flour in its meatest form.Any details(interesting)?

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#2 Old 02-20-2014, 11:29 AM
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It's the protein from wheat flour, minus the starch and other water soluble elements.


It's like the wheat version of isolated protein.


Gluten proteins are stretchy, so they're used to make mock meats.  It's also what gives wheat bread it's strength and bounce.

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#3 Old 02-20-2014, 10:12 PM
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I've also heard from doctors there is no such thing as a gluten allergy. Most people who say they have a gluten allergy are really allergic to wheat. But I don't know much about that just what I'm told.

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#4 Old 02-21-2014, 05:29 AM
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I don't think that's correct. Celiac is a gluten allergy iirc. It's a failure to properly digest gluten (bad gut flora) and the sub protein (gladian? Or some such thing)

(Edit - found this:
Wheat proteins contain albumins, globulins, gliadins and glutenins,

so gliadins are their own group of proteins also found in wheat. Point being, you can form an allergy to any protein not properly digested down into it's component amino acids)

passes through the intestinal wall when it shouldn't. This gets recognized as a foreign invader by the immune system and sets off a chain of events as the body over reacts trying to protect itself.

Celiac itself is a genetic condition. Only like 1% of the population has it.

But then there is wheat allergy, which is much more common. Similar scenario but controllable by re-establishing normal gut flora. Our guts have become so attacked by the standard American diet that there are lots of things causing allergies that never used to.

Eating all plants and supplementing with good (quality) probiotics (through foods or supplements) can help with most of these new cases of "food allergies" but it can take a long time to convince the body it's no longer under attack.

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#5 Old 02-21-2014, 06:12 PM
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That's interesting.

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