You may recall the hilarious Jimmy Kimmel video of gluten-free dieters being stumped when asked to define gluten. It's the kind of humor that makes you realize so many people are avoiding gluten without even knowing what it is. Well, the issue has gained a lot of attention and prompted the team at AsapScience to publish a video explaining the mysteries of gluten.
Aptly titled What The Heck is Gluten, the video provides a quick breakdown on what gluten really is. In case you didn't know, gluten is a combination of two proteins (gliadin and glutenin) which are commonly found in wheat and related grains like barley and rye. Gluten is the substance responsible for giving dough its elasticity.
Watch below to gain more scientific knowledge on this enigmatic substance and if you are curious about gluten-free cooking here are some great recipes to try.
Via NY Mag