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So, What Exactly is Seitan?


Its still surprising that we get this question all the time!  Seems most people are familiar with tofu and tempeh, but the average person on the street hasn’t heard of Seitan.

According to Barbara and Leonard Jacobs in their excellent book Cooking with Seitan, The Complete Vegetarian “Wheat-Meat” Cookbook, “seitan has been a staple food among vegetarian monks of China, Russian wheat farmers, peasants of Southeast Asia, and Mormons. People who had traditionally eaten wheat had also discovered a method to extract the gluten and create a seitan-like product.”

Seitan is derived from the protein portion of wheat. It stands in for meat in many recipes and works so well that a number of vegetarians avoid it because the texture is too “meaty.”

At Sweet Earth, we believe Seitan is the modern, clean protein with Ancient heritage. Seitan has 3X the protein of most tofu and the same amount of protein as steak! And, by the way – Sweet Earth Seitan comes in three savory flavors (Chipotle, Curry, & Traditional) … for gourmet meals in minutes!

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