Gluten, derived from, "glue" and "protein"

Sticky, elastic dough

Two bad guys:

  • glutamate
  • proline

What is wrong with glutamate?

This protein amino acid contains double ended carboxylic acid (COOH) to give an irritating amount of energy. Stimulates cells and nerves into crisis and death.

Neurotoxin, highly related to stroke, nerve death, dementia.

Normal protein contains only xx% but gluten contains 40% glutamine.

What is wrong with proline?

The only protein amino acid with chaining capability with an extra carbon in the chain.

The trigger of ciliac disease.

  • glutamate

Many gluten fragment names:

  • gliadin - wheat
  • glutadins
  • hordein - barley
  • secalin - rye
  • zein - corn
  • kafirin - sorghum
  • avenin - oats


Main components:

  • Gliadin
  • Glutadins

Gliadin amino acids

  • glutamine 40%
  • proline 14%
  • many others 46%


  • contributes to haze in brewing (beer)
  • neuro excitotoxic


  • intestinal irritant
  • liver toxin
  • liver enzyme SGOT elevation
  • stimulates taste of savory (meat)

Prolamins are a group of plant storage proteins having a high proline amino acid content. They are found in plants, mainly in the seeds of cereal grains such as wheat (gliadin), barley (hordein), rye (secalin), corn (zein), sorghum (kafirin), and oats (avenin). They are characterised by a high glutamine and proline content,