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Tofu is a tasty, highly digestible soy food made from soy milk. Its bland flavour takes well to a variety of seasoning and has many uses. Sliced tofu can be baked, pan-fried or grilled, marinate it in a flavourful liquid before cooking. Pureed tofu can be used as a base for spreads and dips instead of milk. Blend tofu with juice and berries for a protein shake. Small cubes of tofu make a healthy finger food for toddlers.
The health benefits of tofu as a meat substitute are numerous. Consuming tofu regularly helps lower bad cholesterol, alleviates symptoms associated with menopause and even lowers the risk of cancer. Other major health benefits of tofu compared to meat include making middle-aged bones stronger and delaying the ravages of age. Tofu has been found to be a great source of calcium and vitamin E as well.
Tofu is one of the oldest natural substitutes for meat.