By Stefan Mager

In 2012 the global market for gluten-free products was worth 2.5 billion dollars. By 2017 it is expected to have grown beyond 5 billion dollars. These figures indicate how important the issue of gluten has become.

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. It gives bread elasticity and for many people eating foods that contain gluten is not a problem.

Grain was introduced to the human diet about 10,000 years ago. Over time, selective breeding has increased the gluten content of wheat considerably.

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