Saturday, April 2, 2011
TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) is an excellent protein source that is easy to store and use. TVP is made from soy flour that has had the soy oil extracted. It is cooked under pressure, then extruded and dried. TVP is high in fiber and low in fat, making it ideal for food storage and everyday use. Because TVP is not made from meat, it does not run the same contamination risk from bacteria such as E. Coli and Salmonella. TVP is soy based, Kosher certified, and perfect for those on a vegetarian diet.
Basically TVP is soy based and is better for you because it is a soy fat, not an animal fat. If you had TVP back in the day it use to be nasty! Like with all food storage it has come a long way! Most people have had TVP with out knowing it. Many fast food restaurants have TVP mixed in with their meats.
My fave TVP is the chicken. You can rehydrate it and use it in casseroles, chicken salad, mixed with fresh chicken, or my fave....straight from the can on salad.
The Chicken TVP is good for 10yrs unopened and 1 yr once its opened. I`ve had a lot of people ask me how to store their food once it is opened. Very simple. Just on your shelf.
The TVP Chicken comes in #10 can and the pantry can. The #10 can retails for $12.29, party price is $11.09. The pantry can retail price is $6.09 and party price is $5.49
Disclaimer, the prices posted here are if you go through me directly. If you follow the link and buy them it will cost you 1-2% more.