Made from soy protein, tempeh is a delicious meat substitute that’s full of vitamin B12 and probiotics. Try it baked, grilled, or sautéed for a tasty meatless meal. A tempeh starter with the fungus Rhizopus oligosporus is added to partially cooked soybeans, which then is left to ferment. As it ages, white fungi grows in between the gaps of the beans, filling them all in.  Because the fermentation process turns it into patty form it often resembles a meaty loaf or a burger patty. It is gut friendly because of the probiotic contents that support the growth of good bacteria.

What it contains? Apart from R. oligosporus it is also a great source of vitamin B12, protein and fiber this vegetarian food can be sautéed, baked, or eaten crumbled on salads.

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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: February 5, 2016

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