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What are wheat and gluten free flours

Bakery products main ingredient is Wheat flour . Wheat Flour consists of gluten which can be described as

GLUTEN
It is rubber like protein which provides the network like structure to dough when kneaded .It is basically protein.Protein can be classified into two categoriesa Gliadinb & Glutenin
Gluten is responsible for unique quality of elasticity/extensibility and resistance in wheat flour .

Unfortunately a significant number of people have allergy to wheat or gluten ,which has created an opportunity to bakery manufacturers to producte gluten free bakery products . Local or speciality manufacturers claims to produce gluten free products but we have to get major bakery manufacturer to produce gluten free products in India .
Label on food products packaging distinctively warns consumer about the presence of allergen or gluten in the product .

Here are few Alternative flour s which are gluten and wheat free


  • Amaranth flour
  • Arrowroot flour
  • Brown rice flour
  • Buckwheat flour
  • Chick pea flour (also known as gram or garbanzo flour)
  • Cornflour
    Alternative name: cornstarch.Wheat free Gluten free
  • Cornmeal
  • Maize flour
  • Millet flour
  • Potato flour
  • Potato starch flour
  • Quinoa flour
  • Sorghum flour
  • Soya flour
  • Tapioca flour
  • Teff flour
  • White rice flour

Note :When baking with wheat free flours you may need to source alternative binding agents.


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