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A few posts back , I shared that I boil my tofu before using it in various recipes. I do this to release all the excess water. This is supposed to ready the tofu to gather more of the flavors and helps it maintain its shape. I know that some folks have “pressed” the tofu for the same purpose, but I have yet to try that one.
i have a question.. is it okay to eat tofu raw?? see, i had miso soup leftover from take out sushi last night. i also got this cold japanese tofu, it just looked raw and i added that to the miso soup. i wanted more tofu so i added several small pieces of silken tofu, straight from the container which was in the fridge. i heated up the soup for a couple minutes in the microwave. i figured it was allright to eat raw, since it is just soybean... but now that i think about it maybe it wasn't. i feel fine (a little bloated but it's probably all the sodium) but i'm worried i may feel sick if it was not safe to eat. can you guys offer some opinions on this situation? is it safe to eat raw?
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With the raw food diet train picking up speed, it's hard to ignore some of its many health claims. Whether you're interested in losing weight, increasing your energy, promoting longevity or just improving your overall health, a raw diet may set you on the path toward achieving your goals. A raw food diet consists of eating organic, unprocessed and uncooked fruits, vegetable, nuts, sprouts, grains, beans and seeds. Living foods store enzymes that are proteins that help your body digest food A raw food dieter can eat foods cooked under 120 degrees, because anything about this "kills" living food. By cooking foods at high temperatures, you annihilate these enzymes and leave your body to do the work and thus you have less energy.
Edit Edited by devdas, Sondra C, Krystle, Imperatrix and 19 others This article is a basic intro on how to prepare the underdog of proteins: Tofu. If you've had one bad tofu experience, don't sweat it. Give it a second try!
Tofu is also known as bean curd. It is very popular vegetarian and vegan food item that is made of soy milk. The dish has become very popular in most parts of the world. Since tofu has a very little flavor of its own, it is used as an ingredient in a wide variety of dishes.
Tofu is rich in protein and as low in calories as it is good for your heart. Here's how to cook and prepare this superfood to create healthy meals that are anything but bland. Why It's Good for You Tofu is packed with protein (20 grams per half cup) and low in calories (just 183 per four ounces) and contains alpha-linoleic acid, a heart-healthy fat.
You know tofu is good for you, but do you know how to cook with it? Watch how to drain, freeze, bake, and saute tofu like a pro. See Transcript