Tuesday, June 8, 2010
TVP, Texturized Vegetable Protein
TVP, texturized vegetable protein, is made from soy and looks like coarse bread crumbs. It takes on the flavors of other ingredients in a recipe. I use unflavored TVP because it contains no fat, it's low sodium, high fiber, and high protein. I incorporate it into a variety of recipes including soups and stews. It rehydrates and adds body to a recipe. I usually find TVP in the self-serve bulk bins of a health food store, or prepackaged in the natural food section of the grocery store.