wet milled corn co-product

Corn gluten meal needs name change

Corn wet mills exclusively process corn grain, meaning there is no gluten in corn co-products.

One co-product from wet milling corn is corn gluten meal, a high-protein ingredient used in many pet foods and livestock feed. Based on its name, one would think that corn gluten meal contains gluten, but it’s a misnomer. There is no gluten in corn gluten meal. In fact, it contains 60-70% protein and is 100% gluten free.

According to University of Illinois food engineer Kent Rausch, “This is a textbook fact. Wheat contains gluten. Corn does not. There has never been any re

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