Benefits of introducing Seitan in your diet

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Benefits of introducing Seitan in your diet

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Hey Reader!! How are you guys? Doing well I hope… Today’s post is a game changer for everyone who has decided to turn vegetarian and now miss their chicken and fish a lot… No, I would never ask you to change your decision, but introduce you to an option which is high in protein and has the texture of meat, so much so that it is also called as wheat meat.

Today’s post is a game changer for everyone who has decided to turn vegetarian and now miss their chicken and fish a lot… No, I would never ask you to change your decision, but introduce you to an option which is high in protein and has the texture of meat, so much so that it is also called as wheat meat. Let’s know more..

Seitan was first discovered in China, and was widely used as a meat substitute, especially among the Buddhists. It can be purchased from market and can also be made at home. Seitan is commercially available with leading super markets in various names like wheat gluten or mock meat or better than meat written on the packets. But making it at home is quite possible, tedious yes, but possible. You can make it from whole wheat flour by washing out the starch and bran. You make a ball of dough like you do when making the dough for a roti, then wash it under cold water while kneading. Wash it until the water runs clean. You can watch video on You tube about “How To Make Seitan At Home” for further assistance. It’s quite easy once you see the video.

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Nutritional values of Seitan

The nutritional benefits of seitan per 100gms is as follows:

  • Calories         370, 

  • Fats                1.8g,

  • Carbs             14g,

  • Protein          75g

Am sure not even the best meat can beat those macros! I was so amused when I found out the method to make it and the macros it packs, you have to try it.

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Below mentioned are the plus points of Seitan:

1. Low carbs

2. High Protein

3. Good for blood

4. low calories and filling

A few bummers-

1. High sodium content

2. not suitable for gluten sensitive people.

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Seitan is so versatile that you will see recipes mixing it with beans, grains, tofu, and tempeh to achieve different textures. Seitan is available in so many varieties in the market. You can buy already prepared seitan in a variety of flavors and firmness. There are also commercially available seitan mixes that require only some liquid, stirring, and cooking to create a masterful loaf, and many are geared toward replicating a certain kind of meat. And, among the meat subs, seitan is the easiest to customize and make at home. Seitan blends often feature tofu or tempeh to create different textures and levels of chewiness.

I hope this post was useful to you and especially for the recent preachers of going veg way! (No offence)

This is Pooja signing off…. Ciao!

Are you ready to enjoy the benefits of introducing Seitan in your diet?

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