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Is wheat gluten vegan?

Wheat gluten is a vegan food ingredient.

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So, what is wheat gluten?

Wheat gluten is a protein found in wheat that gives dough its elasticity and chewiness. It is commonly used as a meat substitute for those following a vegetarian or vegan diet, as it has a similar texture to meat when cooked. Wheat gluten is also used in baking to create a more substantial texture in bread and pastries. While it's a good source of plant-based protein, some individuals may have an intolerance or allergy to gluten and should avoid consuming it. As always, it's best to consult with a medical professional before making any significant changes to your diet.

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