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Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)

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Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)

TVP granules

Definition:

What is TVP?

Texture vegetable protein, TVP for short, is a high-fiber, high-protein meat substitute made from soy flour and available in a variety of flavored and unflavored varieties, as well as different sizes, from large chunks to small flakes.

Scroll down for some easy TVP recipes to try.

Cooking with TVP

Because it is a dehydrated product, TVP needs to be reconstituted in hot water for about ten minutes or in the cooking process before eaten.

TVP has a similar texture to ground meat when cooked and TVP works well in dishes such as casseroles, pasta sauces, vegetarian soups and chili. TVP absorbs spices and flavorings well, much like tofu, so it is an extremely versatile staple. Try adding a half cup dry TVP to your favorite soup, chili or pasta sauce recipe while cooking, or sautee rehydrated TVP with diced tomatoes, diced onion and chili powder for an easy taco filling.
See also: Protein Rich Vegetarian Foods

TVP Recipes:

Easy TVP Vegetarian Chili
TVP Veggie Burgers
Low-fat Low-Calorie TVP Enchiladas
Spicy TVP Veggie Burgers
Meatless polenta casserole with TVP
Ten Minute TVP Tacos
TVP and Tofu Loaf
TVP and Vegetable Stew Recipe
Vegetarian TVP Sloppy Joes
Vegetarian TVP Lasagna Recipe
TVP Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie Recipe
See also: More TVP recipes

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Also Known As: textured soy protein, TSP

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