Sunday, March 18, 2012
Like corn gluten meal, wheat gluten is derived by processing whole wheat. First it is cleaned to eliminate the flour and the bran. Next it is steeped to help release the germ. The wheat is then ground to completely release the germ from the gluten. Centrifugation separates the two portions. Further centrifugation separates the gluten and the starch portions. Drying the gluten portion yields wheat gluten in a powder form. This process is similar to the way corn gluten is processed.