So what is gluten really? The word gluten comes from the latin word meaning "glue" which is actually a main function of gluten - to help keep gluten-containing foods together. Gluten also creates the stretch in dough or makes bread chewy. But never fear! There are many products to replace gluten that will keep your bread tasting just a chewy and delicious.
Read more fun facts here: http://blogs.babble.com/family-kitchen/2011/10/27/gluten-free-basics-and-what-contains-gluten/