Seitan Meat

Updated: Oct 6, 2020

INTRODUCTION Seitan is also known as wheat gluten, vital wheat gluten, wheat protein, vital wheat protein, textured wheat protein, mock meat and wheat meat. It is made from gluten, which is the main protein in wheat. Seitan is made by washing the starch away from wheat flour, leaving strands of gluten. Seitan is a meat-free option often used to mimic the texture of animal-based meat.

Even though seitan is wheat-based, it is low in carbs and high in protein.

“A three-ounce (85g) serving usually contains between 15 and 21 grams of protein, which is roughly equivalent to the amounts in chicken or beef.”

Consumers must be wary of pre-packaged canned varieties, which may contain excessive salt and fat. However, pure seitan is low on calories and fats with no saturated fats at all. Reports suggest the global wheat market value is set to soar, due in part to the demand for plant-based proteins.

Seitan is a great protein source for vegans who are allergic to soy. Many vegan protein-rich foods like tofu, tempeh and packaged meat substitutes are made from soy. Seitan is fine to eat for those with soy allergies as it is made from wheat and not soy.

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Homemade Seitan

This is a super easy recipe. Fast to prepare and slow to simmer all the flavor and juices. Let your inner cook out! Add your own seasoning you love and get creative. Don’t forget the magic ingredient. Love.

PREP TIME: 15 minutes

COOK TIME: 50 minutes


For the Dough

Vital Wheat Gluten Flour 1 cup