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#1 Old 01-04-2010, 09:59 PM
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Juicy and Tender, Seitan Is Quite Possibly the Best Fake Meat -- But There Is a Downside

By Anneli Rufus, AlterNet. Posted January 4, 2010.

Seitan is all the rage in vegan kitchens for its versatility and uncanny meatishness, but the bad news for some is that it's made of wheat gluten.

What if the next big thing to revolutionize the lives of vegans and vegetarians was waiting in the wings? What if this next big thing was amazingly high in protein, amazingly low in fat and carbs, relatively low in sodium, and cholesterol-free, yet with a taste and texture more like real meat than any other analogue ever devised? What if the next big thing was chewy and exuded meaty juices and sometimes even required a knife to cut?

Imagine, then, its power as a secret weapon to convert carnivores and to solace those guilt-ridden vegans and vegetarians who still dream of bacon, brisket, sloppy joes, beef Stroganoff, souvlaki, pepperoni, pigs-in-blankets, corned-beef hash and chicken drumsticks: things that tofu cannot replicate, not even with the best imagination in the world.



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My doctor, an anti-big-pharma, pro-nutrition kind of guy, always rails against tofu because it's a processed food. And seriously: How much of whatever is essential about the soybean really reaches you once it has been soaked for 16-plus hours, ground, boiled repeatedly to make it into milk, mixed with coagulants, curdled and drained? The preferred coagulant among major tofu manufacturers is calcium sulfate, aka gypsum, which is the main ingredient in plaster-of-Paris.

I wonder if they rail against tortillas too, because the corn kernels are treated with lime, the main ingredient in sidewalks.

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Yes, and tofu is made of soy which many people are allergic to. And peanut butter is made of peanut butter, which many people are allergic to. And..

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