The Way of the Turtle - The Slow and Steady Path to Better
(Textured/Texturized Vegetable Protein)
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.
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