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Textured Vegetable Protein a.k.a. TVP
Created in the 1960's by Archer Daniels Midland, Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) is the common textured soy protein that is found in just about any vegan meat alternative food. This textured soy protein can be found in most soy sausages, soy burgers, and soy chicken strips on the market today. TVP is a high-fiber, high-protein meat substitute made from soy flour. Others may be familiar with another from of TVP known as Soy Curls, which are essentially the
same thing since TVP comes in many granular sizes and shapes. Due to the fact that TVP is a dehydrated product, you just need to soak it in water to re-hydrate its chewy texture. It's flavorless, chewy texture makes this a great vegan meat alternative to use in dishes such as: casseroles, soups, stews, chili, veggie burgers, sloppy joe's, shepherd's pie, taco filling, etc.
Benefits of T.V.P.?
TVP has no fat or cholesterol. Additionally, TVP is a complete protein containing all nine of the essential amino acids our human body needs to function properly. This protein source is ideal for those who abide by a strict carb and protein ratio for their daily intake.
How to Use TVP?
(All these ideas can be found made vegan on our Pinterest board link below.)
Pinterest can be your bestie when it comes to find new inspiring recipes that contain TVP. Our store Vegan Black Market sells 16 oz. bags of TVP so you can create any of the vegan tvp recipes found on our Pinterest page or any creations of your own.
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