ABOUT OUR FOOD
Get to KNOW MORE about WHAT our meats are made of.
2 of our main PLANT-BASED MEATS are made of Vital Wheat Gluten and Meat Magic. All our meats are made in-house, which means, we have control over ingredients and process.
VITAL WHEAT GLUTEN is essentially wheat flour that's been stripped of almost all of its starch, leaving behind a substance that is almost entirely made up of wheat proteins.
Many people probably know it better as Seitan. It is widely used in many East Asian cuisines and has been adopted by many vegetarians and vegans in the West as a versatile source of protein.
Seitan or "wheat meat" is often made by mixing vital wheat gluten with spices and seasonings, then adding a liquid. Once a stiff dough forms, it's either steamed, baked, or boiled to create a chewy and savory texture similar to meat.
It is healthy as long it’s part of a well-rounded diet. A 100g serving of seitan has about 141 calories and 25 grams of protein, making it comparable to the amount of protein in chicken or beef. It's not suitable for people with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
MEAT MAGIC is a brand name. It's commonly called TSP - Textured Soy Protein, or TVP - Textured Vegetable Protein.
It's basically defatted soya which has been processed and dried. It can be rehydrated to give a meat-like texture which may be flavored to resemble meat. It is made of soy, wheat, corn, and carrageenan
- It has high PROTEIN content - 55 grams a day provides 25 grams a day of soy protein.
- It has high FIBER content - 1/2 cup of hydrated Meat Magic contains 2-5 grams fiber.
- It has ZERO saturated fat content and NO preservatives.
- It contains vitamins and minerals, calcium and iron.
In addition to being highly nutritious and rich in fiber and protein, it could also support heart health and protect against heart disease and stroke. It’s not suitable for those with an allergy to soy products.
Therefore, like all other foods, these meat alternatives should be enjoyed as part of a balanced, varied diet composed of vegetables, whole grains, fruits, legumes, nuts, seeds and beans.
Aside from these two meat alternatives, we use mushroom and tofu as well.
NOW, YOU KNOW!