They also contain
genistein, which helps prevent heart disease and may stop the spread
of some cancers in their early stages. These power packed beans also
contain protease inhibitors that are a universal anti-carcinogen and
may block the action of cancer causing enzymes. And if that is not enough
reason to start enjoying these wondrous beans, they also contain phytic
acids that inhibit the growth of tumors.
You will find the
tofu in firm or soft style. The firm is used when you want the tofu
to keep its shape, such as marinating it. The soft is better used to
create sauces and dressings. Always cook your tofu before eating, cooking
makes it more digestible. Tofu is 8% protein, and high in good quality
unsaturated fat, 4.3%. It contains all your amino acids and is an excellent
source of calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, and Vitamins B and E.
The texture of tempeh
is chunky, it gives the illusion of meat in some recipes. It is 19.5%
protein and it is a complete protein. It contains all the essential
amino acids and B12. Tempeh tastes especially good sautéed in
toasted sesame oil with a little tamari to season. It can also be crumbled
and then molded into patties or loafs.