Seitan (gluten)


Seitan (gluten) in TCM:

Explore the properties of Seitan (gluten) according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

Temperature: cool

Channels: ST, SP, LV

Flavors: sweet
Tonifies: qi

Special Properties:
clears heat

In terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Seitan is known for its ability to tonify qi. It also helps to clear heat.

In general the ancient Chinese medical texts cite that it enters the Stomach, spleen, and liver. The flavor of Seitan is sweet, and it is considered to be cool in temperature.

Seitan is made from the gluten in wheat. It is very high in protein and produces strength and vitality. Sometimes referred to as "wheat meat", Seitan is a good substitute for animal food (HWWF 486). It can be added to soups and stir-frys, salads, stews, and dressings.