Description

This flour-like powder substance is protein-packed, vegan-friendly and versatile, allowing you to take your baking to a new level and then impress your friends and family with your own homemade plant-based meat alternatives.

Vital wheat gluten contains nearly all gluten and minimal starch. It is made by hydrating wheat flour, which in turn activates the gluten protein, before being processed to remove everything but the gluten. It is then dried and ground back into powder form again.

In baking, vital wheat gluten is sometimes listed as an ‘optional’ ingredient so it’s great to have in your pantry. Due to its high levels of what protein, as little as a tablespoon or two will enhance your next loaf of homemade bread with improved elasticity and chewiness as well as create a better crumb. This is especially true in bread recipes using low-protein flours like whole wheat and rye, or in recipes that include a lot of mix-ins, like fruit and nuts, where the vital wheat gluten provides more structure and stability.

When making plant-based alternatives, such as seitan or vegan sausages, vital wheat gluten plays a starring role. These ‘wheat meats’ are typically made by combining vital what gluten with spices and seasoning and then adding a liquid such as vegetable broth or water to form a stiff dough. The dough is then steamed, baked, or boiled to create a wonderfully chewy and savory texture similar to meat.

Storage

Vital wheat gluten stays fresh for up to six months when stored in an air-tight container. If you’re making batches of plant-based meat alternatives you’ll want to opt for wither our 4 cup or 8 cup variation but if you’re just planning to use it in the occasional baking recipe, our 1 cup variation will suffice.

Ingredients

100% Wheat gluten

Vital Wheat Gluten

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  • Vegan

Description

This flour-like powder substance is protein-packed, vegan-friendly and versatile, allowing you to take your baking to a new level and then impress your friends and family with your own homemade plant-based meat alternatives.

Vital wheat gluten contains nearly all gluten and minimal starch. It is made by hydrating wheat flour, which in turn activates the gluten protein, before being processed to remove everything but the gluten. It is then dried and ground back into powder form again.

In baking, vital wheat gluten is sometimes listed as an ‘optional’ ingredient so it’s great to have in your pantry. Due to its high levels of what protein, as little as a tablespoon or two will enhance your next loaf of homemade bread with improved elasticity and chewiness as well as create a better crumb. This is especially true in bread recipes using low-protein flours like whole wheat and rye, or in recipes that include a lot of mix-ins, like fruit and nuts, where the vital wheat gluten provides more structure and stability.

When making plant-based alternatives, such as seitan or vegan sausages, vital wheat gluten plays a starring role. These ‘wheat meats’ are typically made by combining vital what gluten with spices and seasoning and then adding a liquid such as vegetable broth or water to form a stiff dough. The dough is then steamed, baked, or boiled to create a wonderfully chewy and savory texture similar to meat.

Storage

Vital wheat gluten stays fresh for up to six months when stored in an air-tight container. If you’re making batches of plant-based meat alternatives you’ll want to opt for wither our 4 cup or 8 cup variation but if you’re just planning to use it in the occasional baking recipe, our 1 cup variation will suffice.

Ingredients

100% Wheat gluten

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