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Syns in Seitan

losingme

Silver Member
#2
As a protein source, seitan contains about 31 grams of protein per 4 ounce serving (which means it has more plant protein per serving than tofu), provides a modest amount of B vitamins and iron and contains no saturated fat or cholesterol. A 3 1/2 ounce (100 gram) serving contains 118 calories, 18% protein and less than 1% unsaturated fat.


found this info on google and entered details into SW Syn calculator and says

Free per package/portion on Extra Easy
Free per package/portion on Green
Free per package/portion on Original


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#3
Bumping a really old thread!

I'm curious about this in relation to the current setup of the plan - would it still class as being syn-free? The nutritional info I've found online indicates that seitan is lower-calorie and fat than tofu whilst being richer in protein.

I'm also very curious about soy protein powder. I have some of the chocolate flavoured powder from Holland and Barrett which works out at 6 syns a scoop on the calculator. Is there a way of getting Slimming World HQ to verify true syn values?
 
#4
beckythump said:
Bumping a really old thread!

I'm curious about this in relation to the current setup of the plan - would it still class as being syn-free? The nutritional info I've found online indicates that seitan is lower-calorie and fat than tofu whilst being richer in protein.

I'm also very curious about soy protein powder. I have some of the chocolate flavoured powder from Holland and Barrett which works out at 6 syns a scoop on the calculator. Is there a way of getting Slimming World HQ to verify true syn values?
If the nutritional information of the product hasn't changed, then there is no reason why the syn value would have :confused:
The powder will have no free food allowance so will be a straightforward 1 syn for every 20 cals-there is no need to have to get slimming world to verify this-as it's the calculation that they use themselves for any item with no free food allowance. HTH
 

WasMicci

Silver Member
#6
This is a REALLY old thread, I know but am bumping it in case anyone finds it via google. Granovita Mock Duck is a free food and I am in conversation with my own consultant as the basic ingredient for it, the wheat gluten is very high in syns if you look at it on the syns calculator. I would like to know how to treat home made seitan, another vegan friend uses it as a free food and seems to be losing OK with it.
 
#7
This is a REALLY old thread, I know but am bumping it in case anyone finds it via google. Granovita Mock Duck is a free food and I am in conversation with my own consultant as the basic ingredient for it, the wheat gluten is very high in syns if you look at it on the syns calculator. I would like to know how to treat home made seitan, another vegan friend uses it as a free food and seems to be losing OK with it.
Homemade seitan is free if made without oil etc :) I use the Seitan Fix Mix from vegan store online, and then add in vegetable stock, herbs, soy sauce etc and I usually steam my seitan but it's not as good as the mock duck. The tins of mock meats found in the Chinese supermarkets are also free (mock duck/pork/chicken)
 

WasMicci

Silver Member
#8
Have you got that officially from SW? I'm hassling my consultant about this and lack of support for vegan members, specifically regarding our staple foods.
 
#9
Have you got that officially from SW? I'm hassling my consultant about this and lack of support for vegan members, specifically regarding our staple foods.
No but I don't feel the need to do that - if you put the information through the syns calculator and select meat subsititute as your free food (which it is) then it comes out as free. I've lost just over 4st on SW eating all these things so it doesn't hinder your losses :)
 

WasMicci

Silver Member
#10
No but I don't feel the need to do that - if you put the information through the syns calculator and select meat subsititute as your free food (which it is) then it comes out as free. I've lost just over 4st on SW eating all these things so it doesn't hinder your losses :)
Great news, thanks. I hadn't seen meat substitute as a free food option, I had looked up the nutritional values for vital wheat gluten and put them through the calculator, this then came out at around (from memory) 18.5 syns per 100g.
 
#11
Great news, thanks. I hadn't seen meat substitute as a free food option, I had looked up the nutritional values for vital wheat gluten and put them through the calculator, this then came out at around (from memory) 18.5 syns per 100g.
Yeah it would 'cause of the no free food allowance thing on certain products and without this selected you get the straight 20 cal = 1 syn rule :) I hope that helped anyway!
 


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