Unless you’ve been in a cave for the past few years, you probably are familiar with the term gluten. Regardless of whether you should avoid it in your diet or not, you probably know what it does in the body. However, do you know what gluten does to food?
Gluten is a collection of proteins that are found in wheat flour. Each wheat flour contains two proteins – glutenin and gliadin, and when water is added, these proteins bind and create “an elastic protein network” which we know as gluten.
A key feature of gluten is his ability to capture air and inflates like a balloon, and that is why the bread rises. However, how exactly gluten acts can be a big surprise for many.
Watch the following video and never forget this:
Video source: America’s Test Kitchen