Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP) can be made from soy flour, soy concentrate or soy protein isolate, but only textured soy flour is readily available for consumers to buy. Textured soy protein (TSP) may be unflavored, meat or chicken flavored, and appear in chunks, slices, flakes, crumbles or bits.
Textured soy protein is at least 50 percent protein. Textured soy protein is an easy and inexpensive source of dietary fiber, soy protein, and naturally occurring bio-active components, such as isoflavones. Isoflavones is known to relieving menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes, maintaining healthy bones, and preventing prostate, breast, and colorectal cancers. However, the content and profile of bio-active components varies from product to product.
Textured soy protein is a high quality protein source that contains all essential amino acids needed for growth. This high quality protein comes without fat and has no cholesterol and little or no saturated fat.
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