Tempeh is a traditional Indonesian food made from soybeans that have been fermented or broken down by microorganisms. Following fermentation, the soybeans are pressed into a compact cake that is commonly consumed as a vegetarian source of protein.
Tempeh has a dry and firm but chewy texture and a slightly nutty taste. It can be steamed, sauteed or baked and is often marinated to add more flavour.
Much like other meatless sources of protein, tempeh is a popular choice among vegans and vegetarians because it’s packed with nutrients. Tempeh boasts an impressive nutrient profile. Tempeh is a good source of protein, iron, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium and calcium. It is also low in carbs and sodium. Tempeh is also a good dairy-free source of calcium. One cup (166 grams) of tempeh contains about 2/3 of the calcium found in one cup of whole milk.
Frequently Asked Questions:
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.
Why is there white and black stuff on my tempeh? Is this normal?
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.
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!
Is tempeh healthy? Yes!
Beans have enzyme-inhibitors that interfere with the digestion of protein. The fermenting process in tempeh removes these inhibitors, making the protein more digestible. Enzymes break down the protein, fats and carbohydrates in the beans. They transform the oils into free fatty acids, which contribute to the tempeh flavour. The fermentation process also makes the zinc, iron, calcium and magnesium in the beans more absorbable.
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
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