Soy vs. Tofu

By Jaxson

  • Tofu

    Tofu, also known as bean curd, is a food prepared by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. It is a component in East Asian and Southeast Asian cuisines. Tofu can be soft, firm, or extra firm. Tofu has a subtle flavor and can be used in savory and sweet dishes. It is often seasoned or marinated to suit the dish.

    Tofu has a low calorie count and relatively large amounts of protein. It is high in iron, and it can have a high calcium or magnesium content, depending on the coagulants used in manufacturing (e.g. calcium chloride, calcium sulfate, magnesium sulfate).

  • Soy (noun)

    A common East Asian liquid sauce, made by subjecting boiled beans to long fermentation and then long digestion in salt and water.

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    “I like a little soy with my rice.”

  • Soy (noun)

    Soybeans, or the protein derived from them.

    “These candles are made from soy.”

    “The soy crop is looking good this year.”

    “This diet doesn’t let me eat soy.”

  • Tofu (noun)

    A protein-rich food made from curdled soy milk.

    “bean curd”

  • Tofu (noun)

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  • Soy (noun)

    protein derived from the beans of an Asian plant, used as a replacement for animal protein in certain foods; soya

    “I’m trying to add more soy into my diet”

    “soy is a key ingredient in livestock feed”

  • Soy (noun)

    the widely cultivated plant of the pea family which produces soya beans

    “soy is the nation’s leading source of food-grade oil”

    “the most common GMOs are soy, corn, canola, and cotton”

Oxford Dictionary

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