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Encyclopedia > Textured vegetable protein
Dry TVP flakes are an inexpensive protein source when purchased in bulk and can be added to a variety of vegetarian dishes or used as a supplement to bulk out a meat dish.
Dry TVP flakes are an inexpensive protein source when purchased in bulk and can be added to a variety of vegetarian dishes or used as a supplement to bulk out a meat dish.

Textured vegetable protein, also known as textured soy protein, is a meat substitute made from defatted soy flour, a by-product of making soybean oil. It is quick to cook, high in protein, and low in fat. Closeup of textured vegetable protein. ... Closeup of textured vegetable protein. ... Binomial name Glycine max Soybeans (US) or soya beans (UK) (Glycine max) are a high-protein legume (Family Fabaceae) grown as food for both humans and livestock. ... Soybean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A representation of the 3D structure of myoglobin, showing coloured alpha helices. ...


Textured vegetable protein comes as small dry chunks or flakes when bought in bulk. It has little flavor of its own and needs to be rehydrated and flavored (both can be accomplished in the same step), then added to cooking.


Textured vegetable protein is a versatile substance, different forms allowing it to take on the texture of whatever meat it is substituting for. Using textured vegetable protein, one can make vegetarian or vegan versions of popular dishes like chili, sloppy joes, tacos, burgers, et cetera. For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ... Hens kept in cramped conditions — the avoidance of animal suffering is the primary motivation of people who become vegans A vegan is a person who avoids the ingestion or use of animal products. ... A pot of Chili with beans Chili con carne (or Chili for short) is a spicy stew-like dish, the essential ingredients of which are beef, pork, venison, or other mature meat, and chile peppers. ... In the United States, a Sloppy Joe is a sandwich, typically comprised of ground beef cooked in a skillet with seasoned tomato sauce or tomato paste and spread between two sides of a bun or two slices of bread. ... Tacos al pastor Plate of tacos A taco is a traditional Mexican dish comprising a rolled or folded, pliable tortilla (of either maize or wheat flour) filled with meat (generally grilled beef, pork, or variety meats such as tongue or brains), chili-based salsa, guacamole, and garnishes such as pico... A buffalo burger A burger or burger sandwich is a type of sandwich which consists of a hamburger bun or similar type of round bread, and a primary filling of a meat patty or vegetarian alternative (veggie burgers, vegiburgers or, alternatively, garden burgers usually contain patties made from vegetables, nuts...


Textured vegetable protein can be found in natural food stores and larger supermarkets, usually in the bulk section. Exterior appearance of typical supermarket (Albertsons) Supermarket produce section A supermarket is a store that sells a wide variety of goods including food and alcohol (where permitted), medicine, clothes, and other household products that are consumed regularly. ...


Textured vegetable protein was patented in three parts; a process patent, a product patent and a use patent. Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) held the product patent and trademarked the trade name "TVP". The trade name "TSP" for textured soy protein is trademarked and held by Legacy Foods, LLC. ADM's ownership came from work by William Thomas Atkinson. A.E. Staley corporation held the use patent and Ralston Purina corporation held the process patent. All of these patents have expired or have been held inapplicable to current use.


Several manufacturers world wide now manufacture and sell extruded "textured" soy protein marketed under a wide array of trade names.


See also

For animals adapted to eat primarily plants, sometimes referred to as vegetarian animals, see Herbivore. ... Hens kept in cramped conditions — the avoidance of animal suffering is the primary motivation of people who become vegans A vegan is a person who avoids the ingestion or use of animal products. ... Imitation meat typically refers to any vegetarian food product designed to imitate the flavour and texture of processed meat. ... Meat and dairy analogues or analogs (Americanized spelling) is a North American classification of foods made from vegetable proteins, nuts, or Surimi processed poultry or fish designed to imitate or be used in place of beef, pork, poultry, and dairy products. ... Binomial name Glycine max Soybeans (US) or soya beans (UK) (Glycine max) are a high-protein legume (Family Fabaceae) grown as food for both humans and livestock. ... A veggie burger (or garden burger) is a burger made without meat ingredients. ...

External links

  • TVP burger recipe
  • TVP tacos recipe

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BBC - Food - Vegetarian and vegan - Vegan proteins (1016 words)
A substance with a sponge-like texture, TVP is available either cut into small chunks or ground into granules which resemble minced beef, and can be flavoured to resemble meat.
It's prepared simply by mixing with water or vegetable stock and leaving to stand for a few minutes, after which it may be incorporated into recipes as a meat substitute.
It is more similar to meat in texture than textured vegetable protein and is used as a meat substitute in a range of foods.
Textured vegetable protein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (312 words)
Textured vegetable protein, also known as textured soy protein, is a meat substitute made from defatted soy flour, a by-product of making soybean oil.
Textured vegetable protein is a versatile substance, different forms allowing it to take on the texture of whatever meat it is substituting for.
Textured vegetable protein can be found in natural food stores and larger supermarkets, usually in the bulk section.
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