[NAFEX] gluten

Ginda Fisher list at ginda.us
Wed Apr 18 10:11:04 EDT 2007

...... Original Message .......
On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 10:00:29 -0400 "Thomas Olenio" <tolenio at sentex.net> 
>Wheat gluten is what is left after starch is washed away from the wheat.
>Isn't starch what sugar breaks down into?

technical quibble.  Starch is chemically made up of a string of sugars, and 
starch can be broken down into sugar, not theother way around.  Modern 
'supersweet' corns lack the enzyme the corn plant uses to create starch out 
of (simpler) sugars.

I don't know how the Chinese gluten got contaminated.  I suppose it's 
possible the contamination was on the raw seeds, and also got into other 
products, which might have been fed to bees.  But wheat isn't usually used 
to make sugar products, so that seems like a bit of a log shot.  Of course, 
other stuff might be contaminatd from other sources.

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