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Seitan


Description

Seitan is a type of meat substitute that is made from wheat gluten. It is a popular ingredient in many vegetarian and vegan dishes, as it has a chewy, meat-like texture. Seitan is also a good source of many important nutrients, making it a valuable addition to a healthy diet.

One of the biggest benefits of seitan is that it is a good source of protein. Protein is an essential nutrient that is important for maintaining strong muscles, bones, and connective tissue. Seitan is also a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B12, magnesium, and selenium. Additionally, seitan is a good source of iron, which is important for carrying oxygen throughout the body.

One potential drawback of seitan is that it is high in sodium. A single serving of seitan contains around 500 milligrams of sodium, which is more than many other types of meat substitutes. Consuming too much sodium can increase your risk of high blood pressure and other health problems. Additionally, some people may be allergic to wheat or may have sensitivities to gluten, which can cause symptoms such as hives or digestive problems.

Overall, seitan is a nutritious and delicious meat substitute that offers many health benefits. While it is high in sodium, it can still be a healthy choice when consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. It is important to choose high-quality seitan and to read the ingredient labels carefully to check for added sugars or other potentially harmful ingredients.

Seitan is a food in the "Other" category and it is high in proteins. It is a food with a high energy density: 100g provide about 18% of the recommended daily energy intake. Seitan as a high content of , which is why its daily consumption should be limited. Seitan is rich in minerals. The most present mineral is Phosphorus (P) and in 100g it contains enough Selenium (Se) to provide 72181% of the daily requirement. The most common vitamin is Thiamin (B1) and in 100g it contains enough Thiamin (B1) to provide 0% of the daily requirement.

Glycemic Index: 64/100 (medium)

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Nutrition Facts (100g)

RDA
Energy 370 kcal
1548 kJ
19%
Water 8.2 g
8 ml
0%
Protein 75.2 g 150%
Carbohydrate 13.8 g 5%
Fiber 0.6 g 2%
Fat 1.85 g 2%
Saturated 2 0.272 g (of recommended max) 1%
Monounsatured 0.156 g 0%
Polyunsatured 0.81 g 4%

2 A maximum of 20g of saturated fat per day is recommended

Minerals

Calcium (Ca) 142 mg 11%
Iron (Fe) 5 mg 28%
Magnesium (Mg) 25 mg 6%
Phosphorus (P) 260 mg 21%
Potassium (K) 100 mg 2%
Sodium (Na) 29 mg 1%
Zinc (Zn) 0.85 mg 8%
Copper (Cu) 0.182 mg 20%
Selenium (Se) 39.7 mg 72182%

Vitamins

Data analysis

Macronutrients relative proportion

This graph shows the relative percentage of each macronutrient in relation to the one most present. Seitan is high in proteins.

Carbohydrates: 15.2%
Fats: 2%
Proteins: 82.8%

Vitamins relative proportion

This graph shows the percentage of each vitamin in relation to the one most present. The most abundant vitamin is Thiamin (B1). Thiamin (B1) is a water soluble vitamin. This means that it is easily absorbed by the body and any excess is removed. Thiamin (B1) helps the body convert carbohydrates into energy and it mantains a helthy heart function and healthy nerve cells.