The most popular substitute for meat
Seitan is a plant based source of protein made from wheat gluten and it was popularized by the spread of Macrobiotic Cuisine in the West. Thanks to its soft flavour and high digestibility, seitan is a good plant based substitute for meat that can be used in several traditional recipes, with the advantage that it requires a shorter cooking time.
The protein content of seitan can be increased in the preparation phase by adding, for example, soy sauce. Furthermore, seitan is a low-fat and cholesterol-free food, suitable for low calorie diets.