Seitan is a meat alternative produced from isolated wheat gluten. Seitan is available in a number of forms such as strips, blocks, spongy cubes, and shaped meat analogues, and prepared in a variety of methods such as steaming, baking, frying, and boiling. Seitan is popular in Asian cuisine and among vegetarians and vegans.

Health considerations

See: Gluten, Wheat gluten

Keep in mind

Seitan should be avoided by individuals sensitive to gluten.

May be found in

Prepared foods, Asian cuisine, mock meat, meat analogues


See: Gluten, Wheat gluten

Alternative Spellings and Names

Wheat meat, mock duck, gluten meat, gluten, wheat gluten, fu

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