In the last 15 or so years, tofu and other soy products and foods have plummeted in popularity. The main reason due to some questionable studies, funded by the meat and dairy industries, aimed at getting market share back from soy milk and tofu products.
There’s a lot we know for sure about tofu and soy and we took a look at a lot of the misinformation out there. So we rounded up the hard cold facts and brought them to you here.
We’ve taken a look at the research from reputable sources and all the information out there. We turned to nutritionists, our suppliers of tofu, and the history of Asian cultures who have enjoyed soy and tofu foods for thousands of years. With that, we believe that soy is a healthy, safe food you can consume just like any other ingredient out there: in moderation, and as part of a healthy diet.
Here’s the truth about tofu, broken down by some of the most common myths you might have heard about soy and tofu:
The bottom line: keep your eyes out for non-organic soy and heavily processed soy powders or isolates that might be hiding in some packaged foods. Most people are eating more soy than they know because it’s hiding in a lot of processed foods, in highly processed forms.
Overall, soy foods like tofu are a delicious, healthy, and vegetarian source of protein and other nutrients. Choose organic soy and enjoy in moderation, just like most other foods. Soy can and should be part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. Reap the benefits of this tasty bean in forms of tofu, miso, tempeh, edamame, soy milk, and so much more! We suggest tofu spreads and dips of course.