Soybeans and Tofu

Soybeans are a high protein legume. They are very versatile in use. Some common soy products are soy milk, soy sauce, tofu, and bean paste.

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What does dry soybean look like?

The shell turns brown and usually opens up, although this trait is removed from modern varieties by selection, to allow mechanized harvesting.

The bean itself is like a white or pale yellow pea.

There are wrinkled varieties and also varieties of different colors, like the black soybean which is used to make blackbean sauce, and is from soybean, not the regular bean genus (Phaseolus).

Are soybeans a vegetable?

Yes, all beans are considered to be vegetables.

Soybean is unique among pulses as it is also an oilseed, containing about 20% of oil.

Only the edamame (young green soybean pod) qualifies as a vegetable, all other usages of the soybean involve some transformation, either from the whole beans, or from the protein-rich soybean flour after oil extraction.

What is the price of dairy milk silk?

The small one costs you Rs. 49/- and the big one is worth Rs. 110/-

What is the healthiest tofu brand?

They are all made the same way. Try local and organic.

What happens to tofu if you freeze it?

When you freeze a block of tofu, the white, creamy texture changes into a beige colored sponge with evenly distributed cells. This is because the water in the tofu expands and forms ice crystals. There's nothing wrong at all with frozen tofu though. It's a time honored way of preserving tofu. Freeze dried tofu is sold as kouya dofu (or kouya tofu) or kouri dofu (tofu)), and is a great long-keeping staple. - as per

PCH Answer: It Gets Chewier And More Like Meat

Where can you buy Asian style baked tofu?

You can buy baked tofu in Asian markets and many supermarkets also carry it.

Is there an alternative to tofu?

One alternative is nut loaf.

It all depends on your reason for wanting an alternative.

If it is to replace tofu cubes in miso soup or fried because you are allergic to soy, a mixed ingredient including coagulated egg whites can do the trick.

If you need an alternative for the protein and nutrient content of tofu, not for its texture, beans have a similar nutritional value, high in calcium and magnesium too. They also are from a different genus than soybean, so any allergy to soybean should not affect other beans.

Can tofu be used to make soup?

Yes, I have used tofu in soups before. I have only used extra-firm or high-fiber, as it holds its shape best. I just cubed it up and added it to the simmering soup to heat it through. I suppose you could also blend it into a pureed vegetable soup as well for added protein as it really doesn't add much flavor; it usually takes on the flavor of whatever you cook it with.

How many calories is 4 grams of tofu?

4 grams of firm tofu yield about 1.68 calories, 1.36 calories from fat and 0.32 calories from proteins. Softer tofu contains more water and has less calories.

Sugar content is negligible.


Tofu is a protein-rich food that is low in calories and fat.

For example, about 1/4 cup of tofu has about 5 grams of protein and about 45 calories. That same amount will have 2-3 grams of fat (non-saturated) and no cholesterol, as tofu is made from soy beans.

Tofu is easy to digest and is also a good source of calcium.

Although some people don't like it, it is a healthy food!

I hope that is what you needed!

Are soybeans considered a nut?

No, soybean is a legume, used as a pulse vegetable or an oilseed.

Boiled soybeans are sometimes fried just like peanuts for the same purpose, but they are not nuts.

Can you eat grilled tofu during pregnancy?

You can eat tofu during pregnancy. You should not eat sushi with your tofu. Sushi has too many bacteria in it for you to eat.

Can soy bean milk trigger acid reflux?

Yes, unfermented soy (soy milk is one form) is bad for your health. Almost 60% of processed foods have soy in some form in their ingredient list. Fermenting soy helps to neutralize some of the natural toxins and enzyme inhibitors. The Trypsin inhibitors in soy milk are prohibiting your from properly digesting your food ( thus causing reflux.) That is OK for a very short time but soon you will become nutrient starved and reflux will be the least of your problems.

Is there a substitute for soybean oil?

Any other vegetable oil can be substituted for soybean oil, as long as the different flavors of different oils are taken into consideration.

Can you use soybean oil as fuel?

You can very well do that if you don't mind have most of your car parts burnt. Biofuel are very capable of burning your car parts.

How is tofu made?

Tofu is made by soaking, crushing, and cooking soybeans in soy milk. Then a coagulant, usually calcium sulfate or calcium chloride and glucono delta-lactone (called nigari in Japanese) is added. The soy milk then coagulates into a large block--It is called curd and is processed/used like cheese. It is popular as a meat substitute.

What is uncurdled tofu?

Uncurdled tofu, or soft or silken tofu, is usually made using seawater as a softer coagulant, directly in the container or plastic bag used for selling it.

It is still curdled, but to a much lesser extent than other traditional tofu.

This tofu is not drained and therefore retains all its water, making it almost like a light custard rather than the firmer tofu from which water has been partly extracted by pressure.

Is a soy nut a tree nut?

Soy nuts are made from soybeans soaked in water, drained, and then baked or roasted.

Why are soybeans important to the Central Plains?

Soybean is a cash crop and is also used in crop rotation to put nitrogen back into the soil.

What is the best way to cook tofu?

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When was tofu invented?

Tofu has been a staple food in Asia for over 2000 years.

What is galactocemia?

cg part#1| Classic galactosemia (CG) is an autosomal recessive disorder of galactose metabolism that affects approximately 1/50,000 live births in the USA. Following exposure to milk, which contains large quantities of galactose, affected infants may become seriously ill. Early identification by newborn screening with immediate dietary galactose restriction minimizes or prevents the potentially lethal acute symptoms of CG. However, more than half of individuals with CG still experience long-term complications including cognitive disability, behavioral problems, and speech impairment. Anecdotal reports have also suggested frequent gastrointestinal (GI) problems, but this outcome has not been systematically addressed. In this study we explored the prevalence of GI symptoms among 183 children and adults with CG (cases) and 190 controls. Cases reported 4.5 times more frequent constipation (95% CI 1.8–11.5) and 4.2 times more frequent nausea (95% CI 1.2–15.5) than controls. Cases with genotypes predicting residual GALT activity reported less frequent constipation than cases without predicted GALT activity but this difference was not statistically significant. Because the rigor of dietary galactose restriction varies among individuals with galactosemia, we further tested whether GI symptoms associated with diet in infancy. Though constipation was almost four times as common among cases reporting a more restrictive diet in infancy, this difference was not statistically significant. These data confirm that certain GI symptoms are more common in classic galactosemia compared to controls and suggest that future studies should investigate associations with residual GALT activity and dietary galactose restriction in early life.

Electronic supplementary material: The online version of this chapter (doi:10.1007/8904_2016_575) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Classic galactosemia (CG) results from profound deficiency of galactose-1-phosphate uridylyltransferase (GALT) activity and affects approximately 1/50,000 live births in the USA (Pyhtila et al. 2015). Following exposure to milk, which contains large quantities of galactose, affected infants can become seriously ill and die if not immediately switched to a low-galactose formula (Berry 2014). Early identification by newborn screening and rapid dietary intervention generally prevents or resolves the potentially lethal acute symptoms of CG (Berry 2014).

What is the difference between tofu and bean curd?

Well it depends on where you're from. For most westerners, tofu and beancurd mean the same thing, though in most eastern countries, different varieties of beancurd have different names and tofu normally refers to the softer variety. Firm, deep fried, dried and fermented beancurd all have different names.

Is it safe to drink soy milk while pregnant?

Very likely, yes. The only theoretical concerns with soymilk lie in the fact that soy is high in isoflavones and phyto-estrogens, plant hormones which act as weak estrogens in the body. Trying to determine their exact effect has been difficult. One study linked levels of soy consumption of the pregnant mother inversely to the male child's penis size- the more soy consumed during pregnancy, the smaller the penis, but this was only an observational study, not an experimental one, so it's not known if the soy actually caused a reduction in penis size, or if other factors were at play. Again, it's not as though the study could pinpoint soy as the cause for these findings. A moderate soy intake will probably not cause any trouble. Consult your OBGYN if you have any other questions.

How is tofu related to fungi?

Tofu is coagulated soymilk, and fungi are a kingdom of organisms. There are no relations between them.

Unless you consider fermented tofu which incorporates a type of fungus.