Frequently Asked Questions
What is Seitan?
Seitan is a protein-rich product with a meaty structure, made from wheat proteins and (in our case) lentils, flavoured with a blend of herbs and spices. It originates in China and Japan, where it was mainly used in dishes for buddhist monks, and later grew common as a daily food and a specialty for millions of people. Seitan is a terrific alternative to meat, as you can consume it both cold and warm.
When can I order?
We produce seitan about every 2 weeks and you can order before every production. You can pick up your order in different locations in Geneva (Grottes, Cornavin, Eaux-Vives and Carouge), in Nyon or in Lausanne.
Can I eat it raw ?
Our seitan can be eaten straight from the package. As it is a cooked product, you can just throw it in your salad to get your shot of protein.
How do I cook it ?
Simply pan-fry our seitan in some oil for a few minutes until it's warm and gets a little crispy on the edges.
Can I freeze it?
Yes! Seitan freezes very well. It doesn’t lose taste or structure. Highly recommended if you don't manage to finish it within a few days or if you bought a bigger package.
How long does it last?
As long as the package is closed, you can hold on to the date that's indicated. After the package is opened, depending on how you save it of course, it should be eaten in a few days.
What can I eat it with?
The options for seitan are endless. We highly recommend using seitan in wraps, in tomato sauce, with a curry, wrapped in puff pastry or just fried with veggies.
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