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(What Are Some Easily-Overlooked Sources of Gluten?)
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== What is gluten? ==
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Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and some related grains. Gluten makes baked goods stretchy and flaky (croissants and puff pastry are made with high-gluten flour).
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Gluten is not the same thing as starch. If you took a pound of wheat flour and mixed it into a thick dough, in an hour or two you could gradually wash away the starch under a gentle trickle of running water. You would be left with about 1.5 ounces of a rubbery substance: that's the gluten!
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== Which grains and starches are safe for people with celiac disease? ==
== Which grains and starches are safe for people with celiac disease? ==
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''Always make sure the grains and starches you buy come from clean, uncontaminated sources!''
''Always make sure the grains and starches you buy come from clean, uncontaminated sources!''
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== What Are Some Easily Overlooked Sources of Gluten? ==
== What Are Some Easily Overlooked Sources of Gluten? ==
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* Seitan (vegetarian meat substitute).
* Seitan (vegetarian meat substitute).
* Soy Sauce (most brands contain wheat) Extensively used in Oriental cooking and sometimes in other cuisine such as Mexican fajitas.  
* Soy Sauce (most brands contain wheat) Extensively used in Oriental cooking and sometimes in other cuisine such as Mexican fajitas.  
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