Vital wheat gluten is derived from wheat grain and offers a high protein, strong binding ingredient to many applications. Vital wheat gluten offers a concentrated, high protein solution that aids in the texture and nutritional content. Wheat protein (75% protein) is used in pet food, where it improves water absorption and fat-binding properties. In kibbles, it improves resistance to breaking after extrusion and during packaging. It is an excellent source of protein and contributes to nutritional labeling claims.