Sunday, October 25, 2009
No No not satan, it seitan. And these are the 2 local seitan brands in the Philly area. Rays and Michaels. Both are for sale at Whole Foods in Callowhill. I did like both, but am partial to Ray's. Not sure why but it chunks and chunkier and the saltiness and tender texture, it wins in my book. Get the best of Rays seitan at Horizon's aparently its a special recipe.
"Seitan" is the Japanese name. “kofu” in China, and as "wheat meat" and "gluten" here in the U.S., seitan is a low fat, high protein "meat substitute"
As a protein source, seitan contains about 31 grams of protein per 4 ounce serving, provides a modest amount of B vitamins and iron and contains no saturated fat or cholesterol. A 3 1/2 ounce (100 gram) serving contains 118 calories, 18% protein and less than 1% unsaturated fat. The same amount of beef has 207 calories and 32.2% protein and is high in saturated fats.
Yes it is a processed food which I do eat sparingly. I do enjoy a good sub every once in a while..