Seitan is a vegan meat alternative. It is made from gluten, the protein found in wheat. Today gluten-free is very popular, but if you don’t have a sensitivity to wheat, then there is no need to avoid it. However, it can be much harder on a veg diet to find protein that does not have soy. Seitan is very high in protein and has the same texture as meats, and can be flavored however you like. You can buy it pre-made in most cities near the tofu, but where I live it is impossible to find. Works out better anyways, because its very easy to make and much more cost effective.