six reasons to...
ADD TOFU TO YOUR DIET
1 TOFU is a high protein food made from pressed soybeans, then the curds are shaped into soft white blocks.
2 IT COMES in “silken” and “regular” forms. The former is very soft and the latter is firm.
3 TOFU contains copper and iron, both of which are essential for the formation of haemoglobin, the red oxygen-carrying pigment in blood cells.
4 IT ALSO contains omega-3 fatty acids essential for a healthy heart and a healthy brain. It makes excellent weaning food for babies because omega-3s are essential for eye and brain development.
5 TOFU is a source of selenium which is needed for a healthy immune system.
6 IT IS one of the best sources of protein for vegans and vegetarians.
Tofu is versatile – this is a sweet and sour with peppers on a bed of spinach