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wheat gluten powder... do you have to cook it to be able to eat it?

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wheat gluten powder... do you have to cook it to be able to eat it?

 
  Wheat Gluten Powder?
  Is it possible to consume wheat gluten powder a similar way to how you mix whey?  just in a shaker with water?  or would it not mix and give you a bad stomach if its not cooked?   would be interested as its so cheap to buy and high in protein.
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    Re:wheat gluten powder... do you have to cook it to be able to eat it? 2011/04/08 14:56:55 (permalink)
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    Is it a complete protein source though?
     
    I would stick to proper good whey, or just eat meat like a king.

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    Re:wheat gluten powder... do you have to cook it to be able to eat it? 2011/04/08 15:07:32 (permalink)
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    Is it a complete protein source though?

    I would stick to proper good whey, or just eat meat like a king.

    Considering its 80% protein and around £2 a kilo ill stick to wheat gluten with other sources of protein thrown in.
     
    As for its amino breakdown.
    http://nutritiondata.self...rains-and-pasta/5744/2
     
    Im aware thats for wheat flour, but the protein numbers are the same as in wheat gluten flour. You just have to multiply them to get the correct figure of 80g of protein for the wheat gluten.
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    Wheat Gluten Powder?
    Is it possible to consume wheat gluten powder a similar way to how you mix whey?  just in a shaker with water?  or would it not mix and give you a bad stomach if its not cooked?   would be interested as its so cheap to buy and high in protein.

    You need to cook it bud. Plenty of ways to use it. I can offer some input if you like? Easiest way is to make seitan out of it.
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    Re:wheat gluten powder... do you have to cook it to be able to eat it? 2011/04/08 23:37:28 (permalink)
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    Is it a complete protein source though?
     
    Good point I forgot to check this


    Considering its 80% protein and around £2 a kilo ill stick to wheat gluten with other sources of protein thrown in.

    As for its amino breakdown.
    http://nutritiondata.self...rains-and-pasta/5744/2
     
    Cheers for this link... when you say that you add other sources of protein in what would they be? does this make it a complete protein source?

    Im aware thats for wheat flour, but the protein numbers are the same as in wheat gluten flour. You just have to multiply them to get the correct figure of 80g of protein for the wheat gluten.
    You need to cook it bud. Plenty of ways to use it. I can offer some input if you like? Easiest way is to make seitan out of it.
     
    That would be cool if you can give me some input into how to cook it?  what would you need to add to it?  and what does it taste like?  does it take long to cook?
     
    Cheers iopener.



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    Re:wheat gluten powder... do you have to cook it to be able to eat it? 2011/04/10 09:08:44 (permalink)
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    I use things like whey, soya mince, cheese & eggs. Im vegetarian.
     
    Seitan on its own is tasteless and absorbs the flavours of whatever you throw at it really. A basic recipe i use is this
     
    1x 340g block of soft silken tofu blitzed in a food processor with a blade to a smooth concistency
    200g wheat gluten
    1metre of cheese cloth around 12 inches wide
    string to tie the ends up with (twine is fine)
    A large bowl
     
    Spice combinations i use
    Garlic & Italian herbs + salt
    Garlic + Chilli flakes
    Smoked Paprika + Chilli powder
    Fajita spice
    Sage & Onion (i use caramelised onions)
    Rosemary + Garlic & Black pepper
    Lemon & Garlic
     
    I combine the gluten with the blitzed tofu and then mix well until its combined (takes 20 seconds with a spoon and your hands). Then roll into a log shape (needs to be rough not accurate) roll up tightly in the cheese cloth and tie up the ends of the cloth and place in a pot (or a slow cooker) and boil for 1 hour on moderate heat (or overnight in the slow cooker). Unwrap and allow to cool on a cookie sheet for a few hours to solidify a bit.
     
    I slice it up for sandwiches, chunk it for stir fries or blitz it in the food processor for a mince beef replacement to use with TVP.
     
    A log with the above is around 180g of protein and quite dense and cost wise is approx£ £1.50
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    Re:wheat gluten powder... do you have to cook it to be able to eat it? 2011/04/21 21:16:48 (permalink)
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     Thanks iopener...   really helpful...I would have had no idea about how to make any of this lol.   Cheers.
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