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Foods to be avoided are listed in the accompanying table, as well as possible sources of hidden gluten. Additional information and recipes for baking with nongluten flours can be obtained from a dietitian or from publications found in most large bookstores.
gluten/glu·ten/ (gloo´ten) the protein of wheat and other grains that gives to the dough its tough elastic character.
glutenA wheat endosperm protein composed of gliadin and glutelin, which is inculpated in the pathogenesis of coeliac sprue.
glutenThe insoluble, glue-like protein constituent of wheat that causes stickiness in dough. Gluten consists of two proteins-gliadin and glutenin. Some people are sensitive to gluten and in these it causes the intestinal malabsorption disorder COELIAC DISEASE which is treated by a strict gluten-free diet. Gluten is found in wheat, oats, barley, rye and similar grain cereals.
Patient discussion about gluten
Q. What is Gluten and what is gluten allergy? My nephew is coming to stay with me for a few days and his mother told me that since he is allergic to gluten that I shouldn't give him to eat any. What is gluten?
Q. Does anybody have good recipes for meals which don't contain gluten?? My 8 year old son has celiac disease. He is really suffering from not being able to eat so many things his brother and his friends can like pizza, pasta, birthday cakes, etc. I'd love him to have his own very tasty meals but I'm havin a hard time finding any recipes. If anyone knows some..
and also- I am sure you can buy a cookbook that has gluten-free recipes.
Q. Is FTT a symptom of celiac? My 1.5 year old son has FTT (failure to thrive) and stomach aches. What could be causing it?