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    Question What Is The DEAL with TOFU?

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    I've got a couple "health freaks" at my office who go to the gym EVERY DAY! They run run run and stay away from meat like the plague!

    They're always going on about how magically perfect tofu is... I just don't get it.

    What the eff really IS tofu and why do they think it's so amazing?
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    Avoid it like the plague!! It's made from unfermented soy and is linked to a laundry list of health problems.

    It is NOT the health food that it was touted as for so many years.

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    Fermented (or "fermented" with modern technology) soy that's been compacted and shaped. As to why it's amazing, I have no clue. I've never liked it.
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    I hate the taste but I tell you people worship it like it's the end all be all where I work.
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    Well, no one ever accused people of being smart. As for tofu, it tastes like crap, has a weird texture, and does not, no matter what idiots say, "take on the flavor of whatever you cook it with!!1!!!OMFGIluvit!!!!"
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    I have heard the complaints about it, and soy in particular but I have a real problem with that as the Koreans eat the stuff with just about everything! and they are pretty damn healthy! unless you look at the ones, the young ones now eating a more SAD, which is killing them. By itself it is bland, but mix it with a soup or stew and it will take on the flavor. You can even make a sort of jerky with it. Like I said I have seen both sides reported, just as there is the 180 view of PB. Japanese also eat it however it is prepared differently. I have no grips about it myself, although I would not eat copious amounts every day!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlesigh View Post
    By itself it is bland, but mix it with a soup or stew and it will take on the flavor.

    Sorry, but I simply to do find this to be the case. I've had tofu in curries, stirfrys, and in Korea when I lived there for a year. Tofu to my tastes did not take on the flavor of whatever like chicken or beef or whatever did/does. To me it is like sticking a sponge in some curry, sure the sponge soaks it up but it still is tastes like a sponge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by canio6 View Post
    To me it is like sticking a sponge in some curry, sure the sponge soaks it up but it still is tastes like a sponge.
    And thanks be that we don't all like the same thing...! I LOVE IT!!!
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    Tofu or any soy product is no good unless its fermented. Do a little research and alert your co-workers. I'd be curious to know what their reaction is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Littlesigh View Post
    And thanks be that we don't all like the same thing...! I LOVE IT!!!
    In that case, please eat mine
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