buy microsoft outlook download how to purchase windows 7 online buy windows xp 64 online cheap microsoft outlook 2007 uk purchase access 2007 from microsoft best price adobe photoshop lightroom 3 buy office 2007 standard oem adobe audition cc 2014 mac download purchase 2003 excel software cheap microsoft expression studio cost of adobe photoshop cs4 buy microsoft visio 2007 buy nero 9 oem buying archicad best price office 2007 small business
cheap autocad 2010 microsoft office 2010 standard price buy adobe premiere elements 8 canada best price microsoft office 2007 professional plus purchase nero 7 ultra edition microsoft office professional 2010 cheapest price buy powerpoint 2008 download autodesk autocad p&id 2015 64bit discount microsoft windows 7 student photoshop cs5 extended student discount buy cheap dreamweaver cs3 buy adobe audition cs5 price of maxon cinema 4d buy microsoft project student buy ilife 09 canada

You Ask, I Answer: Nutrients in Seitan

51rh64MddTL._SS280_I have a question about wheat gluten- (also known as”wheat meat” or seitan).

I haven’t been able to find any nutritional content information regarding this type of meatless product. What are the calorie and protein content?  What about B vitamin information?

Also, I found a blog which stated seitan contains fiber?  Where would the fiber come from?

– Chelsea Wynn
(Location Unknown)

A three-ounce serving (visual reference: a deck of cards) of seitan provides:

  • 90 calories
  • 1 gram of fat
  • 3 grams of carbohydrates
  • 18 grams of protein

It also contains a small amount of iron and phosphorus, and a fair share of selenium.

Since seitan is pure gluten, it does not contain any fiber or B vitamins.  The only exception to this rule would be if someone’s home recipe for it also includes whole wheat flour.  Even then, though, the amount would be minimal and would not make that particular batch of seitan high in fiber or B vitamins.

I have seen much confusion over seitan all over the Internet.  I have seen it referred to as a soy product (it is not), high in fiber (absolutely not), and even an excellent source of vitamin E (in no way, shape, or form).

PS: When buying commercial varieties of seitan (which are commonly marinated in soy sauce), I recommend a 30-second rinse under cold, running water to lower sodium levels.


Leave a Reply