Apart from shirataki, some foods are suitable for you who are vegan and who are on a diet. It’s good meat alternatives
and the shape is very similar to meat. Its name is seitan. Maybe some of you are still unfamiliar with the name. For that, let’s get to know some unique facts about seitan first!
Seitan is a meat substitute that is quite familiar among vegans and vegetarians. The word “seitan” comes from Japanese which means it is made of protein. Seitan was spread by George Ohsawa to the international community around the 1960s.
Similar to meat, seitan is made from wheat
Seitan is made from gluten which can be found in wheat. The dense texture makes the seitan look like meat. Its bland taste also makes this seitan able to absorb spices or sauces. Must try at home!
Rich in protein
Besides being delicious, seitan contains nutrients that are good for the body. The highest content is the protein which weighs up to 21 grams, equivalent to protein from chicken and beef. This protein is good for helping hormone production and repairing damaged cells.
Easy to process
The bland taste makes this seitan suitable to be mixed with any spices and herbs. You can also process it by frying, grilling, and steaming. Everything is delicious!
Safe for those of you who are allergic to soy
For you, vegans and vegetarians but allergies to soy, tofu, and tempeh can be big enemies. Instead, you can try this seitan. Seiran is very safe and delicious too!
Powerful for weight loss
Seitan contains very low carbohydrates and fat, so it is suitable for those of you who are on a diet. The protein contained in seitan can keep you full longer, due to a decrease in ghrelin levels. Your diet will be more delicious!
However, eating too much seitan isn’t good either!
Even though it’s healthy, consuming too much seitan is also not good, you know. Seitan is high in sodium. Your digestion can be disturbed and experience inflammation. Especially for those of you who are allergic to gluten, it is not recommended to consume seitan. Because, it can cause nausea, diarrhea, flatulence, and vomiting.