What to make with tofu?
Tofu is made by curding soymilk made from the mighty soybean, much in the same way cheese is made from milk. Making tofu starts with grinding soybeans with water and heating them. The soymilk is separated from the solids. The hot soymilk is stirred and a natural firming agent known as a coagulant is added. Curds form and when ready they are poured into a forming box and the liquid (whey) is pressed out. The pressing action forms the curd into a tofu block which is known as bean curd.
Nasoya tofu is sold in grocery stores and natural food markets nationwide! Look for our tofu in the produce department within the vegetarian section. You may also find it in the dairy case.
What does tofu taste like?
Tofu acts like a sponge and will absorb the flavor of the ingredients in your recipe. It really has no flavor at all, which makes it a great meat or egg substitute (without all the fat, calories and cholesterol!). You can use tofu in a stir-fry, as a ricotta cheese filling, in a smoothie, or create a healthy dessert. Be sure to check out our easy recipe section for ideas.
What can I do with tofu?
There are many things you can do with tofu. Most people use it as a meat substitute but you can also use it to make healthier sauces, soups, dips, smoothies, desserts & more! Tofu has very little flavor and will absorb the flavors of your recipe which is why tofu is so versatile – and it’s good for you too! Tofu also acts as a binder so it is perfect for substituting eggs and dairy.
What is the difference between tofu textures?
Tofu is made with natural coagulants which creates different textures depending on how much is used. The texture also varies depending on how much water is used for each type. Simple as that!
How do I open and prepare tofu?
Tofu that is packed in water should be drained. Extra Firm, Firm and Soft varieties can be pressed to add additional firmness.
- Peel open the film and drain the water from the package. Feel free to water your plants with it!
- Place the tofu between two paper towels and place on a plate
- Press the tofu by using a couple of cans, a book, or a pan for about 10-20 minutes
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