Tofu and Its Health Benefits

Tofu is a soft, cheese-like food, made out of Soya milk that is curdled with a coagulant and usually used to blend with other food types, because it easily absorbs their flavor. Tofu is very popular in the Orient and is started to gain more and more ground in Western diets too.

A very important, scientifically proven fact, is that Tofu reduces the chance of your body becoming cancerous. In addition, it also helps women have a softer, less uncomfortable menopause period. The chemical elements of Tofu act as weak estrogens, which help a woman's body be more balanced during this uncomfortable period. Also, women experience accelerated bone loss during menopause, Tofu reducing this risk with its high calcium value.

Sauted; - If you are in a rush or don't want to spend tons of time preparing a healthy dinner, simply chop some mushrooms, onions, and green peppers, and add to a hot pan. Drizzle the vegetables with olive oil, and some minced garlic. Next, add some cubed tofu to the vegetable mix and saute; for 5-7 minutes. You can serve this tofu and veggie sauted; over brown rice.

Tofu is a spongy cake made from bean curd and is traditionally cubed to be used in a variety of dishes. Tofu is extremely nutritious as it is rich in many essential vitamins. Also, because tofu is a protein dense food, it is often used as a meat substitute in a variety of vegetarian cuisines. Discovering how to cook tofu will open up a whole new world of different foods.

Tofu is made from soybean curds after which it is pressed into blocks to be used in a variety of cuisines. There are a number of forms of tofu - the difference between the forms dictates what tofu dish in which it will work the best. Soft tofu has extremely high moisture content as it originates directly from soy milk. The texture of soft tofu is similar to that of custard and subsequently soft tofu is best in a dessert tofu dish. Firm tofu contains slightly less moisture and can hold it shape enough to be cut into cubes. A tofu dish in which the tofu is being used as a meat substitute may be the best use for firm tofu.

It is often said that when you cook with tofu, it does not maintain a taste of its own, but it does tend to take the taste of the food it is prepared with. For example, if you were to include tofu in a Vegan tofu stir fry, it takes the taste of the noodles and soy sauce in the stir fry; if you include tofu in spaghetti, it would take the taste of the vegetables and/or the marinara sauce. For Vegans, cooking tofu can be rather intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. If you are considering become a Vegan, or just want to learn about cooking tofu for a Vegan you love, there are ways to learn.

Tofu can be easily and conveniently purchased in a variety of stores; it comes ready to cut and use. And, of course, one of the reasons that people love to use tofu - aside from its enormous health benefits - is because of how easy it is to prepare. But, if you are someone who prefers to make meals from scratch, you may want to learn how to make tofu in your kitchen.


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