What are the health benefits of tofu?

Tofu, or bean curd, is a popular food derived from soya. It is made by curdling fresh soya milk, pressing it into a solid block and then cooling it – in much the same way that traditional dairy cheese is made by curdling and solidifying milk. The liquid is discarded, and the curds are pressed to form a cohesive bond. A staple ingredient in Thai and Chinese cookery, it can be cooked in different ways to change its texture from smooth and soft to crisp and crunchy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Tofu is a very healthy alternative to meat and fish.
  • Tofu has an abundance of protein and vital nutrients.
  • Tofu preparation is very simple and easy to create great dishes.

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