I stopped eating Slim Jims decades ago, but I’ll tell you I miss those greasy sticks.
Seitan pronounced say-tahn is some great tasting material. This vegetarian substitute has gotten my taste buds pretty excited. This food horse goes bucking around in your mouth with a meaty flavor that you will savor. It actually tastes better than the meat version and still retains that chewy stringy texture.
A regular Slim Jims made by Conagra Foods has 1,310 mg of sodium and 2 teaspoonfuls of sugar in a 1.8 oz stick. The seitan alternate called Primal Strips has 353 mg of sodium and less than 3/4 teaspoonful of sugar in a 1.0 oz stick. There are many different flavors and varieties. I have enclosed the website with all the delicious details.
The monks of China had been holding on to this stuff for decades but you know how quiet they can be with that lifestyle.
This product has the texture of meat. With the appropriate flavorings seitan can substitute for any meat in your recipes. I was surprised that it has 3 times the protein as soy which is the primary ingredient in TVP (textured vegetable protein).
Seitan is wheat gluten protein. For those of you with gluten intolerance this food is taboo.
TVP products usually include a chemical factory of ingredients with a high sodium content. Seitan differs significantly from TVP. This wheat protein can function alone with just natural flavorings. It has low sodium and fat content.
Delicious as an ingredient in making vegetarian stews, stroganoff, meaty soups without the meat, duck dishes without the duck and many other meat-like dishes. It takes excellent in place of barbecue pork ribs.
You will start finding it in many mainstream supermarkets as seitan’s popularity skyrockets. Currently it’s found in health food stores like Whole Foods.
I think you will love the way it taste plus it’s good for you. Give it a shot.