Three ways piglet diets can benefit from wheat gluten

Three ways piglet diets can benefit from wheat gluten

Wheat gluten is one of the most important proteins in wheat. Lately, it has been used in piglet diets with promising results.

Wheat gluten is a well-known compound in wheat flour that gives common bread its elastic structure. Isolated wheat gluten has been used in piglet diets as a source of protein, as a functional ingredient (it is rich in glutamine), and even as a partial replacement to animal plasma. The last function has drawn the most attention due to the expensive nature of animal plasma, whereas wheat gluten costs considerably less.