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Tofu vs Tempeh: What’s the Difference?

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Even if you aren’t a vegetarian, eating a few meatless meals from time to time can be good for your health – giving your digestive system a break and getting different types of nutrients from non-meat proteins. Two popular options are tofu and tempeh. Although both are made from soybeans, tofu and tempeh are quite unique and can be used in many different types of cooking.

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  TOFU TEMPEH
How it’s made Tofu is made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. Tempeh is made by a natural culturing and controlled fermentation process that binds soybeans into a cake form.
Taste Tofu is quite tasteless, but that makes it great for absorbing flavors! Tempeh has a unique and earthy flavor due to the fermentation process.
Texture You can buy silken, firm and extra firm tofu depending on what type of dish you are making. Tempeh is made from whole soy beans, so it has a chewy, firm texture – similar to a veggie burger!
Calories in ½ cup 88 cal 160 cal
Protein in ½ cup 10 g 15 g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Alivia Duran

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