Diet Nutrition & Bean Curd
Tofu is the Japanese name for soybean curd.
It has a high protein content and is rich in iron, calcium and B vitamins.
Tofu is available in various forms. Silken bean curd is the softest and
is best for mashing, blending for dips, dressings and sauces.
Firm bean curd is a heavily pressed version
with a dense texture like firm cheese. Firm bean curd can be cubed, sliced
Bean curd is a great low-calorie replacement
for meat in stir-fries, stews and casseroles.
You can buy bean curd smoked, marinated
or braised. Bean curd has no flavour of its own but absorbs the flavour
of sauces in which it is cooked or marinated.