sei·​tan ˈsā-ˌtan How to pronounce seitan (audio)
: flavored wheat gluten often used as a meat analogue

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Serpico recommends tofu or seitan. G. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2023 Hole-in-the-wall spot Goodness accommodates those who abstain from meat and dairy with healthy twists on diner classics: burgers made from a savory blend of portobello and garlic confit and sandwiches packed with shredded jackfruit or seitan shawarma. Debra Kamin, Condé Nast Traveler, 23 Feb. 2021 In 1994, Utah vegan food blogger Amanda Rock tried seitan, a wheat gluten meat imitation, for the first time at Long Life Vegi House. The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Mar. 2021 Feller advises home cooks who are looking for a veggie option to swap the meat for a combination of seitan, mushrooms and zucchini. People Staff, Peoplemag, 25 Jan. 2023 Made from seitan and the meat replacement product mycoproteins, the patty had the texture of fried tofu. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 30 Apr. 2022

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seitan was in 1968

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“Seitan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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