Seitan: Meet the vegan meat substitute

 Seitan: Meet the vegan meat substitute

Lena Fisher

O seitan Unlike the other two options, seitan is made from gluten, i.e., wheat protein. Easily found in health food stores, it has been consumed since ancient times, especially in India and China. Today, it is consumed worldwide, especially in vegan and vegetarian diets.

The manufacturing process takes place in a few steps: first, a dough is made similar to bread, but without yeast, then all the starch is removed from its composition, so this is a low carbohydrate food, therefore, it is low carb At the end of the process, the product has no fats or sugars.

Gluten meat is an excellent source of vegetable protein Not only that, it is rich in vitamins and low in calories. Its main vitamins are vitamin C and those of the B complex. As for minerals, it is abundant in iron, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and potassium.

Benefits of seitan

Low in calories, protein, and full of vitamins, seitan is rich in health benefits, such as:

  • It helps in lean mass gain;
  • Improved intestinal function;
  • It promotes the feeling of satiety;
  • A sense of well-being.

How to consume

You can eat seitan in many ways, so it replaces meat and is a great source of protein, so it can be included in many recipes, including hamburger.

It can also be prepared at home. The ingredients needed are simple: wheat flour and water. Mix them until they form a dough, let it soak, and then, after draining, the seitan is ready.

Care in consumption

Made from gluten, celiacs (intolerant to this protein) should not consume seitan Also, in the case of people who have no intolerance to gluten, the tip to avoid harming the body is to consume the food in moderation. Finally, the ideal is to consult a nutritionist to see if the food is indicated or not individually.

Lena Fisher

Lena Fisher is a wellness enthusiast, certified nutritionist, and author of the popular health and well-being blog. With over a decade of experience in the field of nutrition and health coaching, Lena has dedicated her career to helping people achieve their optimal health and live their best life possible. Her passion for wellness has led her to explore various approaches to achieving overall health, including diet, exercise, and mindfulness practices. Lena's blog is a culmination of her years of research, experience, and personal journey towards finding balance and well-being. Her mission is to inspire and empower others to make positive changes in their lives and embrace a healthy lifestyle. When she's not writing or coaching clients, you can find Lena practicing yoga, hiking the trails, or experimenting with new healthy recipes in the kitchen.