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Most of the wheat grain and of white flour is made up of starch granules. Starch granules make up about 75% of grain or of white flour. In the processes used to make wheat starch, a small amount of the gluten protein (actually mostly the
For more information on Codex wheat starch visit the Codex Wheat Starch page.
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How much gluten is in a normal diet, and how much does it take to cause damage in a celiac?*
The average gluten-containing
diet contains roughly 10-40 grams of gluten per day.... [READ MORE]
How common is celiac disease?*
The incidence of celiac disease
in the general population can vary from country to country,
but could be as high as 1 in 150.... [READ MORE]
Can products which contain gluten but only touch the skin affect celiacs?*
Very few celiacs
are likely to have any reaction to topical gluten contact.... [READ MORE]
What is the treatment for celiac disease?
There is no prescriptive
drug celiacs can take to effect a cure.... [READ MORE]