The ultimate list of vegan food terms you need to know
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Ever looked down at a menu in a vegan café and thought, “Err, I have no idea what any of this is?!”

You’re not alone! Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the ultimate list of vegan food terms you need to know.

1. Seitan.

Despite a name that makes it sound like a food from hell, there’s nothing devilish about seitan. It’s cooked and flavored wheat gluten, which is high in protein and has a consistency of meat. Plus, it’s low in fat and carbs!

2. Nutritional yeast.

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What the heck is that, then? It’s a deactivated yeast, which comes in the form of flakes or powder – and can be found in natural food stores. It’s a fantastic source of vitamins and minerals (particularly B-complex) – and can be used as an ingredient in a meal, or as a condiment.

 3. Tempeh.

A soy product which originates from Indonesia, tempeh is made by fermenting soybeans in banana leaves. It contains 31 grams of protein per cup – and has a mild nutty flavor.

4. Tofu.

While tofu is also a soy product, it is made of condensed soy milk and has a soft, cheese-like texture. Tofu easily absorbs flavors of other ingredients and spice and can be used as a meat alternative in a ton of different dishes – from stews to burgers!

5. Carob

Carob powder is used as a vegan and caffeine-free substitute for chocolate. It’s made from carob trees: their pods are dried and roasted – then ground into carob powder. It has a nuttier flavor than chocolate – and is high in fiber.

6. Flax egg.

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“But I need an Egg for this recipe?” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A lot of us get stumped when we see a favourite recipe that has eggs.  Fortunately you can easily mimic the egg's role by creating a Flax or Chia egg substitute in a matter of seconds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Why substitute an egg? Many recipes require several eggs and just one egg contains 2-3G of saturated fat and 300-400mg if cholesterol (the USA dietary guidelines specifically say to have as little cholesterol as possible). Substituting the eggs for these plant based ‘egg’ alternatives is simple and will mean you can easily avoid the saturated fat and cholesterol while still being able to make use of your favourite recipes! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here’s eggxactly how to do it: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1 tbsp Either Chia or Flax (or a mix) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2.5 tbsp water ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Add to a mixing bowl and stir/whisk thoroughly. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Leave to rest for 3-5 minutes
This recipe is roughly what you use to substitute for 1 egg. So for example if you are needing 3 eggs just triple the ingredients. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It doesn't have the same 'sticky' effect that an egg has but works amazing for things like muffins, pancakes, fritters, cookies, protein bars etc. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wanting to substitute your scrambled eggs or eggs on toast? Scroll down and find the tofu chilli scramble recipe I’ve posted + next week I’m posting a Mung Bean burrito wrap recipe that’s filled with tofu scramble, avocado, sprouts, salsa and black beans. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Simon 🙏🏼

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This is an egg replacement commonly used in both cooking and baking. A flax egg is made from mixing one tablespoon of ground flaxseed with three tablespoons of water until it becomes gelatinous.

7. Kombucha.

This fermented drink dates back more than 2,000 years to ancient China. It’s an effervescent beverage made by fermenting green or black tea with sugar, yeast, and bacteria for a week or two. This process creates a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (known as SKOBY), which forms a mushroom-like ‘blob’ that floats on the surface of the liquid. Much like other fermented foods, kombucha offers a number of health benefits including improved digestion and gut health, and improved immune function.

8. Spirulina

Used as a dietary supplement or whole food, spirulina is nutrient-dense blue-green algae. It’s sold in powder and capsule form and is a good source of antioxidants, B vitamins, iron, copper, and manganese. The powder can have a strong flavor, so it’s best to add it to smoothies.

9. Tamari

Much like soy sauce, tamari is made from cooked soybeans, with one difference – wheat. Unlike soy sauce, tamari contains little to no wheat, making some versions gluten-free. If you’re gluten-intolerant, always be sure to read the label first.

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