vital wheat gluten





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SKU 1240C224
Weight 6.00 lbs
Price: $27.59

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.

Vital Wheat Gluten
Nutrient Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 cup (30g)
Servings Per Container: 20.00
Amount Per Serving % Daily

Calories from Fat

Total Fat
0.50 g
1 %
     Saturated Fat
0.00 g
0 %
     Trans Fat
0 g
0 %
0.00 mg
0 %
0.00 mg
0 %
Total Carbohydrate
4.00 g
1 %
     Dietary Fiber
1.00 g
4 %
0.00 g
23.00 g
46 %

Vitamin A
0.00 %
Vitamin C
0.00 %
2.00 %
10.00 %

* Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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

Vital Wheat Gluten Recipes
Honey Graham Bread from the Breadmachine
A medium-rising, slightly sweet bread that is low-fat, cholesterol-free, high-fiber, and egg-free.
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New York Rye Bread from the Breadmachine
This is a low-rising, very dense, flavorful loaf just like you buy on the streets of New York City. If you want a lighter, fluffier loaf, add Bob’s Red Mill vital wheat gluten. The caraway may be adjusted to taste.
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High Fiber Crunch Cookies
High fiber and good taste!
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Wheat Roast
A vegetarian roast that does great with potatoes and gravy.
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