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TVP (Textured/Texturized Vegetable Protein)

Definition: Product made primarily from soy flour. It is purchased dry, either in granules (which is most common) or chunks, and generally rehydrated during cooking. The flavor is neutral, so it absorbs the flavors of the other foods it is cooked with. It is often used as a meat substitute, as it is high in protein. It also contains a fair amount of fiber, and is low in carbohydrates. Because of this last fact, people who feel better on a reduced-carbohydrate diet can use it to substitute for rice or other high-carb food. TVP can be found mainly in health food stores. NOTE: Those sensitive to soy should not eat TVP.

Also Known As: TSP (Texturized Soy Protein)

Recipe: TVP "Oatmeal"

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