Big news from LoveSeitan HQ! Get ready for some punchy reasons why seitan is the best choice for the planet, especially when compared to animal products. 

We are today releasing new data from an analysis by Thrust Carbon revealing the carbon footprint of our seitan compared to lamb, beef, cheese, chicken and tofu. 

The data shows how our results in just 46.6kg of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) emissions per 100kg of seitan. In contrast, beef produces a whopping 6,000kg (per 100kg of beef) and lamb produces 2,400kg of CO2e emissions (per 100kg of lamb) on average. 

The analysis also reveals how poorly dairy cheese and chicken score on the carbon footprint rankings. Cheese produces 2,100kg of CO2e emissions per 100kg of cheese, and chicken produces 600kg of CO2e emissions per 100kg of chicken. 

Across the board, plant-based foods have a lower carbon footprint than animal products, with tofu producing just 300kg of emissions per 100kg of tofu. But seitan has a much smaller footprint by far, with just 46.6kg per 100kg of seitan. 

This news arrives soon after the launch of the first ever ‘World Seitan Day’ (which will take place on October 18th, 2021) – our new initiative to celebrate seitan as the world’s most versatile vegan meat and honour George Ohsawa, from Japan, the first person to ever coin the term ‘seitan’. 

Commenting on the new emissions data analysis, Co-Founder of LoveSeitan, Steve Swindon, said:

“This analysis provides an excellent example of why seitan is so much better for the environment than animal products. Our seitan is higher in protein, lower in fat, and 130 times more sustainable than beef. We expect this new data will make people think twice before choosing beef, lamb, chicken or cheese for their next meal. Of course, we recommend seitan as the perfect alternative – it’s healthier and has a tiny carbon footprint comparatively. 

“If you really care about climate change and carbon emissions, just remember than you can have 130 seitan burgers for the same carbon footprint as one beef burger. Let that one sink in for a bit!

“We would also like to take this opportunity to thank the analytics team at Thrust Carbon for their diligent and thorough research on this project. Uncovering and sharing this type of data is very important as it gives consumers the knowledge they need to make informed choices.”

But let’s not forget, our seitan not only outperforms animal products on sustainability, but also on nutrition. Hand-crafted for excellent taste and a satisfying texture, our products are made with healthy nourishment in mind:

  • Just 100g provides:
    • Protein: 28g (whereas beef is typically around the 24g mark)
    • Fat: 1.2g, of which 0.2g is saturates
    • Carbs: 8.8g, of which 0.6g is sugars
    • Salt: 1.5g
    • Fibre: 2.6g (over 3g for Smokey Dokey and Seitan Pepperoni)
    • B12: 1.3 micrograms. 
    • Daily requirement according to the NHS website is 1.5 micrograms

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