8 Vegan Options People Never Knew They Had

Jackfruit: Known for its meat-like texture, young jackfruit is a versatile ingredient that can be used as a substitute for pulled pork or shredded chicken in savory dishes.

Nutritional Yeast: Often used as a cheese substitute, nutritional yeast adds a savory, cheesy flavor to dishes like popcorn, pasta, and vegan cheese sauces.

Aquafaba: The liquid from canned chickpeas, known as aquafaba, can be whipped into a fluffy foam and used as an egg replacement in recipes like meringues, mousses, and vegan mayonnaise.

Cashew Cream: Blended cashews create a rich and creamy dairy-free alternative that can be used in soups, sauces, and desserts like cheesecake.

Seitan: Made from wheat gluten, seitan has a chewy texture and is a popular meat substitute in dishes like stir-fries, sandwiches, and vegan sausages.

Coconut Bacon: Thinly sliced coconut flakes seasoned with smoky flavors like liquid smoke and soy sauce can mimic the taste and texture of bacon in vegan dishes.

Tofu Scramble: Crumbled tofu seasoned with turmeric and spices resembles scrambled eggs and can be enjoyed for breakfast with vegetables and toast.

Chia Seeds: Chia seeds can be used as a vegan alternative to eggs in baking recipes. Mix chia seeds with water to create a gel-like consistency that binds ingredients together.

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