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Vital Wheat Gluten


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Vital Wheat Gluten is the natural protein found in wheat. A small amount added to yeast bread recipes improves the texture and elasticity of the dough. Vital Wheat Gluten can also be used to make a vegetarian meat substitute known as seitan.


Bob's Red Mill Vital Wheat Gluten is made from the protein found in the endosperm of the wheat berry, containing 75% to 80% protein. When combined with water it becomes highly elastic and has a taffy-like texture. A small amount added to yeast bread recipes improves the texture and elasticity of the dough, helps retain the gas and steam from baking, and gives more volume to the baked bread. It can be especially helpful for baking breads made with whole grain flours and coarse cereals. Vital wheat gluten is often used by commercial bakeries to produce light textured breads, and can easily put the home bread baker on a par with the professionals.

Vital wheat gluten is also a staple ingredient for meat and meat substitutes. It acts as a binder for meatballs, meatloaf, veggie burgers and tofu alike. Vital wheat gluten is the main ingredient in the popular meat substitute, seitan. To make seitan, mix vital wheat gluten with spices and then add water to make a dough. When the gluten dough is steamed, baked, boiled, or otherwise cooked, it becomes chewy with a very meat-like texture. See our package for an easy and delicious Basic Seitan recipe, as well as directions for a classic and hearty Honey Oatmeal Bread.

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  • Kosher

    As a continued commitment to the quality of the products we make and sell, all of Bob’s Red Mill products are certified kosher pareve or kosher dairy by Rabbi Avrohom Teichman of Kehilla Kosher, Igud HaKashrus of Los Angeles.

  • Vegan

    All Bob’s Red Mill products are vegetarian. This product is also vegan, meaning it is made without the use of any animal products including eggs, dairy, and honey.

10 Reviews For "Vital Wheat Gluten"

  1. Best seitan...

    by Ken on 04 Wed,2017


    And so much easier than rinsing flour to make it.

  2. Awesome stuff

    by Mrs Pickles on 04 Wed,2017


    I live in a very high altitude place and this is the only thing that helps me save my bread and give it that wonderful chewy texture like a French loaf. Thank you Bob's Red Mill!

  3. Better than tofu!

    by Tanya on 06 Mon,2015


    I used this product to make vegan sausages and they turned out fantastic! We want to eat less/little tofu so I think Vital wheat gluten will quickly become a staple in our house! Will try in veggie burgers next. Woohoo!

  4. Best Pizza Dough Ever! It truly is...

    by MN Momma Bear on 04 Sat,2014

    I really love how my pizza dough turns out now. My family thinks I make the BEST pizza in town. We had people over for pizza the other afternoon and said it was the BEST they had ever had. I give credit to the dough being so superior using vital wheat gluten AND canning my own tomato sauce. We don't order pizza anymore.

  5. A must have!

    by Jen on 04 Wed,2012

    I purchased this to use with a no-knead bread recipe. A few tablespoons of VWG mixed with whole wheat flour creates such a light crumb. The bread completely changes people's opinion of what whole grain bread can be. I've also successfully made seitan with this as well. Total yum! I'm very pleased with this product, and consider it my "secret ingredient" when baking bread.

  6. Wow! Fluffy Whole Wheat!

    by Cameron on 05 Tue,2011

    Tossed 4 Tsp into the bread machine with a 100% Whole Wheat bread recipe, and it rose high and came out light and fluffy like a loaf of Wonder Bread (in a good way!), instead of the usual dense loaf. Fabulous!

  7. I love your Vital Wheat Gluten!

    by Terri on 03 Mon,2011

    I have used your vital wheat gluten to prepare homemade seitan and it works perfectly everytime. Seitan is "wheat meat" suitable for vegans and I use the seitan I make with your fantastic product in stir fries, scrambles, and even grill it with barbecue sauce to make "ribs". I really love the high quality of this product and the wonderful things I can do with it.

  8. This is fabulous for vegan sausages!!!

    by sweetvegan on 11 Mon,2010

    I use this to make the best vegan sausage ever and also roasts or to add to whole grain bread...this flour is VITAL in our household!!!

  9. This makes excellent ...

    by Amy on 01 Sat,2010

    This makes excellent seitan. I made vegan bbq riblets and they came out great.

  10. This product is amazing. ...

    by Heather Marie on 01 Sat,2010

    This product is amazing. I love to make homeade bread but I always have to add some white flour to allow the bread to be lighter. I made a recipe that calls for 100% whole wheat and I added a few tablespoons of the vital wheat gluten and the bread was light and fluffy and 100% whole wheat.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 cup (30g)
Servings Per Container: 20
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 120
Calories from Fat 5
Total Fat 0.5 g 1 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Trans Fat 0 g 0 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 0 mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 4 g 1 %
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4 %
Sugars 0 g N/A
Protein 23 g 46 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 10 %
* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients wheat gluten

*Manufactured in a facility that also uses tree nuts, soy, wheat, and milk

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