nedelja, 09. januar 2011

Tofu and proteins

ProteinImage by ZakVTA via FlickrSoy beans are about 35% protein and contain eight of the essential amino acids. The usable protein in one half cup of soy beans is the same as that in five ounces of steak and has almost no saturated fats or cholesterol.

Tofu is one of the richest vegetarian sources of protein, and a complete one. Tofu is rich in high-quality protein. 

Table shows tofu protein amounts.


Tofu protein amounts per 1/2 cup (126g)
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Protein
10.3
g
21%
Tryptophan
155
mg
Threonine
518
mg
Isoleucine
559
mg
Leucine
917
mg
Lysine
582
mg
Methionine
139
mg
Cystine
37.8
mg
Phenylalanine
551
mg
Tyrosine
462
mg
Valine
573
mg
Arginine
902
mg
Histidine
283
mg
Alanine
510
mg
Aspartic acid
1343
mg
Glutamic acid
2169
mg
Glycine
484
mg
Proline
714
mg
Serine
669
mg


Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/legumes-and-legume-products/4393/2#ixzz1AYLtyJbA

It is the perfect vegetarian or vegan replacement for meat in any recipe.
Tofu is easy to digest and it’s highly nutritious at the same time.

Tofu is the right way to go!

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