Gluten (Vital Wheat Gluten Flour) is the natural protein found in wheat. A small amount added to yeast bread recipes improves the texture and elasticity of the dough.
Vital Wheat Gluten Flour can also be used to make a vegetarian meat substitute known as seitan.
About Bob's Red Mill
Bob's Red Mill is a brand of whole-grain foods marketed by employee-owned American company Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods of Milwaukie, Oregon. As the company grew and became more successful, Bob found himself fending off one offer after another–large corporations that wanted to buy Bob’s Red Mill. After reviewing several options, Bob debuted an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) on his 81st birthday and announced that everyone would become an employee-owner. As of April 30th of 2020, Bob’s Red Mill is 100% employee-owned, one of only about 8,000 businesses in the US to achieve this incredible feat.