Gluten is often used in imitation meats (such as this mock "duck") to provide supplemental protein and variety in vegetarian diets.
I don't. I've never wondered that because I don't care.
I thought that this was a toilet bowl full of shit when I first saw the thumbnail
I eat this stuff semi-regularly and yeah, this is a terrible photo of something that can actually be really delicious.
It's cheap protein if you have access to a frypan- $1.20AUD (83c USD it seems). Marinate it in a bit of hoisin sauce, soy sauce, bit of sesame oil. Can add some extra fresh ginger/garlic and some vinegar if you want to as well. Really good in sandwiches, stir frys, etc.
I can eat as much gluten as I like. It really debilitates my grandmother, however.
Please stop being stupid. I'm tired of people whose mindset stops when others suggest something that was not in the general awareness thirty years ago.