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Seitan is a popular meat alternative, used in many cultures and religions that follow vegetarian or vegan diets. It is denser than many other pseudo-meats, making it a great replacement for meat-based dishes. Seitan is created by washing wheat flour dough with water until all the starch granules have been removed, leaving only the sticky insoluble gluten as an elastic, taffy-like mass. This mass is then cut into pieces and cooked. There are many health benefits of seitan.

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1. Nutritional Profile of Seitan

Seitan is fairly healthy, with plenty of vitamins and micronutrients your body needs. One three-ounce serving contains just 104 calories and a whopping 21 grams of protein. Other trace minerals essential to the proper function of your organ systems are selenium, iron, phosphorus, calcium, and copper. Seitan is naturally fat-free and cholesterol-free.

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