Category Archives: Amylopectin

My letter to the Wall Street Journal: It’s NOT just about gluten

The Wall Street Journal carried this report of a new proposed classification of the various forms of gluten sensitivity: New Guide to Who Really Shouldn’t Eat Gluten This represents progress. Progress in understanding of wheat-related illnesses, as well as progress … Continue reading

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Wheat starches are composed of polymers (repeating chains) of the sugar, glucose. 75% of wheat carbohydrate is the chain of branching glucose units, amylopectin, and 25% is the linear chain of glucose units, amylose. Both amylopectin and amylose are digested … Continue reading

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