Is your tempeh organic and non-GMO?
Our handmade tempeh and tempeh sausage are made with 100% Organic Certified ingredients. Our soybeans are certified GMO-free.
Is your tempeh Gluten-free? Yes!
What is Tempeh?
Tempeh is a delicious Indonesian fermented food, traditionally made from soybeans. It is comparable to beef in the percentage of protein, high in fibre, low in saturated fat and has no cholesterol. Its rich, nutty flavour and chewy texture make it extremely versatile in vegetarian cuisine.
The process of making tempeh involves partially cooking soybeans, inoculating the beans with Rhizopus spores, and incubating until the beans become a cake held together by dense white cottony mycelium. During the fermentation process, enzymes partially break down the soy proteins, oils and carbohydrates making them easier to digest.
They are both moulds that is edible and safe to eat! The black spots are the spores formed by the Rhizopus culture that we use, so it is fine to eat after cooking. We sell the product during the peak of its fermentation, after which the mould starts to die off after a few days. During this period, stronger flavours and aromas will also start to develop.
What are the health benefits of eating tempeh?
Would you believe that our tempeh has 1.4x more protein than extra firm tofu? All the carbohydrates present in our tempeh is also dietary fibre. It also doesn’t contain any sodium, cholesterol or trans fats (unless you add them as you’re cooking). It’s also an amazing source of plant-based omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids! As a fermented food, it’s easily digested by the body while bringing out unique flavours.