Vital wheat gluten

Vital wheat gluten is a protein derived from wheat flour. Vital wheat gluten provides consistency in flour, improved dough machinability and extended shelf life for finished products. Vital wheat gluten is most commonly used in pastas or breads.

Vital wheat gluten is the natural protein found in wheat. It can improve texture and elasticity in food applications.  

Vital Wheat gluten is extracted from wheat. The gluten is dried in a way which retains its vital properties when reconstituted. The resulting vital wheat gluten is a tan powder with a neutral taste.

Vital Wheat Gluten Applications


Snacks & Cereal


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