What Exactly IS Tofu?

Posted By ,October 30, 2014

tofu with spices

You’d likely be surprised that tofu has been a part of your diet and you had no idea! But honestly, you probably have no clue what tofu really is. So what is it? Besides being one of the most searched foods on the Internet, and a protein-packed, calcium-loaded meat alternative, what exactly is this vegetarian/vegan “meat”?

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Tofu (better known as bean curd), is a food created from the compression of soybeans, water and a coagulating agent. The result is a protein and calcium-rich food that is then pressed into blocks/squares. Tofu is subtle in flavor and can have a variety of consistencies.