When I dabbled in vegetarian and veganism in college, I came to love tofu. It's so mild, so versatile, and such a healthy form of protein, that I continue to eat it regularly. When picking up a package of my favorite organic extra firm tofu from Nasoya, I saw a new label staring back at me — TofuPlus. It's fortified with vitamins B2, B6, B12, D, and calcium. I drink fortified soy milk, so I thought, "Why not fortified tofu?"
Sounds like a brilliant idea, but does it taste the same and have the same texture? To find out and see how it compares nutritionally to regular tofu
Blindfold me and I couldn't tell you the difference between regular tofu and this new Tofuplus. It has the same firm, spongy texture, takes on the flavor of whatever you add to it, just like the regular tofu did, but the difference is what you can't see. I feel good knowing it contains 20 percent of my daily vitamin D, calcium, and vitamins B2, B6, and B12.
|Serving size: 3 oz.||Extra Firm Tofu||Extra Firm Tofuplus|
|Total Fat (g)||4||4|
|Saturated Fat (g)||.5||.5|
|Vitamin B2 (%)||—||20|
|Vitamin B6 (%)||—||20|
|Vitamin B12 (%)||—||20|
I'll definitely buy this fortified tofu again, and if you're a tofu fan, I recommend you try it, too. If you need some ideas on how to use this new tofu, check out these recipes: