Tahoe – Tofu information
What is Tahoe / Tofu?
Tofu is a white chunk that is slightly soft. It is made from soya milk, which is curdled with natural coagulants. This is a kind of process that is also used when making cheese. This is only done with rennet and with tahoe no animal ingredients are used.
Tofu: source of protein
Vegetarians have discovered the tofu for a long time. They can ensure sufficient protein intake with the soya product. Eating protein also ensures that someone is hungry less quickly and with proteins the muscles are built up. Tofu has the great advantage that there is almost no fat in it. The product is also quite tasteless, but with the right preparation, enough flavor can be given.
Amino acids in tofu
There are a lot of amino acids in tofu. According to researchers, they ensure that someone is hungry much less quickly.
Minerals in tofu
In tofu are also many other good substances such as:
Sodium, Potassium, Calcium
Phosphorus, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc
Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3
Criticism on the production of soya
Everywhere in the world, the criticism of growing soya also resonates. This is because many parts of jungle and rainforest are cut down to make soya plantations. In other parts of the world they displace other natural crops. A large part of the soya production does not end up directly in the food chain of people, but indirectly. A lot of soya is being grown to make animal feed. This is about 90 percent. Because people have started eating more and more meat (especially in the West), more and more cattle feed is needed.