Do you eat TVP? Do I eat what? TVP (textured vegetable protein), a food product bursting with vegetable protein. Am I vegetarian or vegan? No, I eat everything… but I’m always on the lookout for ways to increase my vegetable protein intake.
When I made this discovery, I immediately fell in love. I quickly began to wonder. Why do these little pellets have such energizing abilities? How can these granules add so much texture and such a boost of energy to my diet? How do I use TVP? I put some in my energy cookies to make them crispier and in my granola to increase the protein content, and I also put it in my chili (cooked version) for a sin carne version (without meat). If you’re not yet familiar with this product, I invite you to try it. Oh yes, and I also use it in my soups and stews. I’m crazy about this product.
It didn’t take long before I wanted to find out more about it. Although I’m more the type to listen to my instincts when it comes to what to do with the new ingredients I discover, I decided to go and ask my friend and nutritionist Isabelle. Here’s what she had to say.
TVP is the acronym used to refer to textured vegetable protein. Increasingly popular in vegan diets, TVP deserved to be recognized for its nutritional properties, but also for its great versatility in the kitchen.