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The tofu is an excellent option for vegetarians because it is an alternative to the proteins of the meat. All very nice, but after eating tofu only a couple of times or with soy sauce, you can start to get boring. That's why we want to speak to you about something more than what is tofu, its properties, and in addition you have a few options that you can try to make your diet more healthy and balanced. Then in SaborGourmet What is tofu and where to buy Tofu, Properties and Tofu Recipes with Tofu.

Index of the article

  • 1 What is tofu
  • 2 Where to buy Tofu
  • 3 Properties of the tofu
  • 4 Recipes of Tofu
  • 5 tofu Burgers
  • 6 Tofu fried in batter
  • 7 Video of how to make our own Tofu

What is tofu

Before you begin to recommend recipes of tofu, or to speak to you about what their properties are, we have to explain what it is exactly.

The tofu takes a long time regarded as a recommended food for those looking to be able to feed themselves in a healthy way and healthy. We can say that this is a food (similar to cheese) are typical of the oriental cuisine made from soybeans crushed and mixed with water and a coagulant, which are pressed together to form a paste whitish compact similar to the cheese also can be added as an ingredient in many dishes and eat in many ways.

Where to buy Tofu

Years ago it was somewhat complicated to buy tofu, but today we can find them in some specialist shops in the food vegans and vegetarians, as well as those that sell oriental food.

In some food stores we can also find Tofu and if you want to that will name in particular we have, for example, the supermarket of El Corte Inglés , where on more than one occasion I've seen that sold as much Tofu as soy to do so.

Properties of the tofu

It is said that tofu has a lot of properties and features that are remarkable for the health. One of the most important is that it is a source of calcium higher than milk and it also has very high levels of protein so that is is possible to replace the meat and eggs through this food, and hence it has become essential in many vegan diet.

According to the Institute of Preventive Medicine in Shanghai, the tofu would also serve to reduce bad cholesterol and increase the defenses. In addition to eating tofu in order to get an correct blood clotting. This food also is beneficial for the metabolism of the bones.

Among its nutritional properties, it stands out (in 100 grams of Tofu):

  • 3,70 mg of iron
  • 8,08 g. protein
  • 87 mg of calcium
  • 0.30 g. fiber
  • 94 mg of potassium
  • 1 mg of iodine
  • 0,95 mg of zinc
  • 3,30 g. of carbohydrates
  • 99 mg of magnesium
  • 3,80 mg sodium
  • 2,16 ug. vitamin A
  • 0,08 mg vitamin B1
  • 0,05 mg vitamin B2
  • 2,20 mg of vitamin B3
  • 0,07 ug. vitamin B5
  • To 0.05 mg of vitamin B6
  • 15 ug. vitamin B9
  • 0,10 mg of vitamin C
  • 0,95 mg vitamin E
  • 97 mg of phosphorus
  • 89,10 kcal. of calories
  • 0 mg cholesterol
  • 4,78 g. fat
  • Of 1.60 g. sugar
  • 68 mg of purines

Recipes of Tofu

Tofu burgers

  • Tofu, crumbled
  • Whole wheat flour
  • egg
  • chopped onion
  • chopped garlic
  • soy sauce
  • curry powder
  • corn oil

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until they form a paste. To assemble the burgers with your hands, rebozarlas in flour and rub them in oil.

Sticking them in the oven for 10 minutes until golden brown. A tip: cover them with cheese a few minutes before you take them out of the oven.

Tofu fried in batter

  • 1/2 kg of tofu into cubes
  • olive oil

For the marinade:

  • 1 tablespoon of spicy mustard
  • 1 tablespoon gomashio (sesame and salt, ground together)
  • the rind of a lemon grated
  • 1 pinch of Cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste
  • a few tablespoons of olive oil

For rolling the dice of tofu:

  • 60 g of wheat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons of oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 glass of water with gas

Mix all the ingredients until they form a light paste, homogeneous and light.

Cut the tofu into cubes and leave them in the marinade all night.

Mix the ingredients for the batter. Let stand for 1 hour. Remove the dice from the marinade and dip them in the batter. Frying with hot oil. Drain on absorbent paper.

Video of how to make our own Tofu

If you are one of those people who you want to be able to make your own Tofu, and before that to teach you a few recipes that use this food, I recommend you see this video that shows us step-by-step how to get to make our own tofu from soybeans.

Recipes of tofu

Do you want to know more? Learn all about what tofu is.

Other recipes with tofu:

  • Tofu burgers
  • Salad of endive and tofu
  • Sauce pumpkin and tofu