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Tofu is Firming Up

Tofu is firming up. Take Wildwood organics “super firm“ vacuum-packed high protein. It’s denser than water-packed tofu, so it can go straight from package to pan, with no draining or pressing. Simply open, then cube or slice.

Bonus: Less water means that you get more protein per bite or per serving (15 g in roughly 3 ounces) than you’d get from water-packed firm (8 grams) or extra-firm (9 grams) tofu.

Not too shabby for 140 calories’ worth of plant protein that’s low in saturated fat easier on the planet than red meat, poultry, cheese, or any other animal protein. And tofu also supplies some iron, magnesium, and healthy fat.

Tofu soaks up whatever flavors you add to it, and goes from pan to plate in minutes. It’s easy to cook…yet hard to overcook. Curry? Stir-fry? Tacos? Done and dusted.

Use super-firm tofu in any recipe that calls for a firm or extra-firm.  Can’t find Wildwood brand? Look for another vacuum-packed brand. Trader Joe’s Organic High Protein Tofu and Hodo Organic Firm Tofu are two good bets. Check out your nearest supplier. Wildwoodfoods.com – 800 588-7782

Right Stuff, Fast Food, p. 16, April 2019, Center for Science in the Public Interest, the nonprofit publisher of Nutrition Action Healthletter, 1220 L ST NW Suite 300 | Washington, DC 20005, https://cspinet.org

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