This is another food item that is now included in my favorite list.

I have been familiar with this ever since. Some philippine dishes use this as an ingredient.

According to my research, Tofu is a product obtained by curdling soy milk which in turn is the extract result from yellow soy beans. And it is pressed into blocks with special dedicated tools to making cheese. The production of tofu from soy milk is similar to that of cheese from cow’s milk that is why tofu is often also referred to as “vegetable cheese”.

This is very much used not only in the Philippines but also in other oriental countries. It has neutral taste and very soft in consistency.

Block tofu is also called “dry tofu”: this is the most easily available product in large-scale distribution. And this is actually the tofu that i know! It has a firm consistency, and can be cut into slices or cubes .

Silken tofu or velvety tofu on the other hand, is not yet found in large retailers but in organic food stores. You can find it both in trays and in tetrapak packages. Its consistency is very similar to that of a very soft pudding. It is used in vegan pastry to obtain spoon creams, fillings to guarantee consistency and a good binding power in doughs.

Tofu contains a discreet amount of vegetable fats and minerals like magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and calcium that is why this is a good supplement for bone strength. This is also a variant for meat as it is rich in vegetable proteins. It has very small amounts of calories. No fats and no cholesterol.

I do know that vegetarians and vegans love this food item because of this reason.
In fact, out of 100 g of product we have 15 g of proteins, 10.5 g of fats and 1 g of carbohydrates. It is also perfect for those suffering from celiac disease because it is gluten-free

It is generally safe to consume unless particular soy allergies have been found or if a person is affected by tumor or thyroid problems.


Nutritional Value for each 100g:

  • Energy 154kcal
  • Fats 9,8g
  • Saturated fats 1,3g
  • Carbohydrates 0,7g
  • Sugar 0,4g
  • Fibre 2,5g
  • Protein 14,4 g
  • Salt 0g


  • Soy 57%
  • water
  • Nigari

This particular brand I have already featured in one of my articles. Verde Amore has other vegan and vegetarian products just like the veggie burger that I have talked about here in my blog. I am really glad to find Tofu in their product line.

It has a simple taste and it can be cooked as a part of a dish or just plainly this bread, pasta or rice and even salad! Filipinos do use this to make pansit which is a very well-known party dish in the Philippines which is a variant of the Chinese soy spaghetti noodles.


Please do consult your healthcare provider if you aren’t allergic to soy or you don’t have any medical condition, you won’t have any problems consuming this.

I appreciate this more now that I am on the look out for nutritious food. I really like it a lot. It is simple and healthy at the same time. It is so easy to prepare and cook. Highly-recommended! With the growing market, it is now highly available even in grocery stores and supermarkets.

As always, thank you for reading! I hope you find this helpful. See you on my next article!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored article. All the products that I feature here in my blog I purchased myself. My opinion is based on my experience upon trying and using the product.



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