What Does 10 mg of Gluten Look Like?Tricia Thompson
10 milligrams of gluten per day is generally considered by experts to be a safe amount for individuals with celiac disease. But what does this look like in terms of bread crumbs?
Regular white wheat bread has been reported to contain 12,400 milligrams of gluten per 100 grams (or 124,000 parts per million of gluten). Assuming this is accurate, a one-ounce slice of regular bread would contain 3,515 milligrams of gluten.
Based on this assumption and using a nonscientific scale:
This is what 1 ounce of bread (28.35 grams) looks like. This 1 ounce of bread contains 3,515 mg of gluten.
0.5 ounces of bread containing 1,757.5 mg of gluten looks approximately like this:
0.1 ounces of bread containing 351.5 mg of gluten looks approximately like this:
And like this:
If the above piece of bread contains 351.5 mg of gluten, 50 mg of gluten in the form of bread would look a bit like this (1/7 of the amount above)
And 10 mg of gluten (1/5 of the amount above) in the form of bread would look a bit like this:
And 10 mg of gluten in the form of toasted bread crumbs would look a bit like this:
If regular white wheat bread contains 12,400 milligrams of gluten per 100 grams (our original assumption), then it is comprised of 12% gluten. A photo of 10 mg of pure gluten would look a lot smaller than the above photo of bread crumbs containing 10 mg gluten.