Tofu is not just for vegetarians any more! It’s a healthy choice for all! For starters, a diet that limits beef and pork proteins and emphasizes plant protein is automatically better for your health.
So how does tofu stand up nutritionally against meat?
The numbers tell it all:
- A 4 oz serving of 85% lean ground beef contains 17g of fat, 7g saturated fat, which is 27% DV of recommended fat need per day and 100mg of cholesterol.
- A 4 oz serving of ground pork contains 24g of fat, 9g saturated fat, which is 36% DV of recommended fat need per day and 105mg of cholesterol.
- A 4 oz serving of extra firm tofu contains 6g of fat, 0g saturated fat, which is only 9% DV of recommended fat needed per day and has zero cholesterol!
So there you have it…tofu is low in fat and calories, has zero saturated fat, cholesterol-free, rich in protein and provides bone-healthy minerals, like calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
Nasoya tofu can be found in grocery and natural food stores nationwide! You can find tofu in the produce department within the vegetarian products or in dairy.