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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkVegetarian & Vegan · 1 decade ago

What exactly is Tofu?

I don't know what that is i heard about it what is it what is exactly in it, and what is it made out of ?

where can you buy it is it expensive?

I like to try new things, but I never knew what this ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Tofu looks like some kind of white cheese, but it is much softer, there are three kinds (firm, medium firm, extra firm) It does not have a strong smell or taste to it, it is made from soy beans..all you do is drain out the water it comes with, use paper towels to make sure every bit is drained, season it like you would with chicken or meat, then whatever you decide to do next is up to you, you can fry it, bake it, add to soups, stirfrys, blend and put in smoothie, what ever you do, it tastes good, But i think fried tastes the best. It is low in fat and sodium, high in protein,and iron and is very healthy for you, and it costs only a few cents and you get alot depending on what store it is bought from.. but they are usually .79 cents or less and you can get it from almost any grocery store. Have you tried soy milk? this is also very delicious! It is also made from soy beans..

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  • Donna
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Tofu (the Japanese Romaji spelling), also known as doufu (the Chinese Pinyin spelling often used in Chinese recipes) or bean curd (the literal translation), is a food of Chinese origin, made by coagulating soy milk, and then pressing the resulting curds into blocks. There are many different varieties of tofu, including fresh tofu and tofu that has been processed in some way. Tofu has very little flavor or smell on its own, so it can be used either in savory or sweet dishes, and is often seasoned or marinated to suit the dish.

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  • 3 years ago

    Is Tofu Cheese

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  • 3 years ago

    Fruits are sweeter and take less effort to arrange, generally, so I tend to eat more fruits. Unless we could talking caned, but still, you usually heat up the veggies, so another vote for fruit.

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  • .
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    It's soybean curd, basically. It's usually not to expensive.

    Soft or silken tofu can be used in things such as deserts and smoothies, while firm tofu can be used in other things like stirfry's and scrambled tofu. Most recipes call for firm tofu, so I would recommend getting that kind unless there's a particular recipe you want to make that says otherwise.

    Tofu has very little flavour of its own. It absorbs the flavour of whatever you cook (or marinate) it with, and for this reason, I personally like cooking it with a lot of garlic.

    If you freeze tofu for 48 hours before thawing and using it, it will take on a very different texture. Some people like it, some don't. Try it both ways.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You can get tofu at any major grocery store. It is inexpensive. If you would like to try it. I would suggest eating it a vegetarian restaurant or a Chinese restaurant it doesn't taste like much so you have to flavor and season it properly.

    See the link below for all the deails.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You make cheese from cows milk, but you make tofu from soy milk. Soy milk is soybean juice. The best way to start using tofu is to buy extra firm and use it in a stir fry in place of chicken. It's in a refrigerated case in the produce department. Pick up some Tofu Pups while your their, They are hotdogs made with tofu instead of meat scarps and God knows what body parts.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    tofu is known for its extraordinary nutritional benefits, as well as its versatility. Tofu, also known as soya curd, is a soft cheese-like food made by curdling soya milk with a coagulant. Tofu is a rather bland tasting product that easily absorbs the flavours of the other ingredients.

    You can get it at any Walmart just check in the fresh veggie aisle area near the lettuce

    sorry, i don't know how much it is. :) hope i helped.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It's made out of soy beans.

    It's not expensive, you can find it in the organic and vegetarian section of most supermarkets. You might also find it with imported or Chinese foods.

    Here is a video of how it's made:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSQ06e78hbY

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Its made out of soy beans =] Its not bad at all.

    Its not expensive at all! You can buy it at your grocery store.

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  • 1 decade ago

    soy bean curds

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