Bob's Red Mill TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein), 10-ounce (Pack of 4)
- Excellent alternative to meat
- Highly nutritious soy product
- Wealthy in complete protein and contains no fat
- TVP® is naturally gluten-free and is handled and packaged in a separated, dedicated gluten-free facility
- Good source of dietary fiber, iron, magnesium and phosphorus
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Size: Pack of 4
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Bob's Red Mill TSP is priced at $28.24 (for 5% off subscribers) for a 4-pack deal on 13oz bags. That's 54.3 cents per ounce.
Thus, TSP is 2.29 times more expensive per ounce than TVP.
TVP (textured vegetable protein) is not organic. Only ingredient: "Defatted soy flour"
TSP (textured soy protein) is certified organic. Only ingredient: "Organic soy"
TVP probably contains about 3 to 4 times as much hexane as soybean oil. Archer Daniels Midland, the makers of TVP, prefers not to talk about hexane.
TSP is hexane-free because the soybean oil is separated from the soy protein, soy carbs, and soy fiber by using an "all natural water process" instead of a hexane bath.
[People who suffer from peripheral neuropathy might be better off eating natto (healthiest), edamame (2nd healthiest), TSP (3rd healthiest), tofu (4th healthiest), tempeh (too expensive anywhere outside of Indonesia), or salt-free and sugar-free soymilk made from whole soybeans (whole soybeans are always hexane-free) instead of TVP because hexane can accumulate in and damage the peripheral nerves of people who become occupationally exposed to hexane].
TVP comes in 10oz bags which look like they are only half as large as the giant 13oz bags that TSP comes in. The reason is that TVP is more compressed (more dense) than TSP. Therefore, TVP will increase in size substantially more during rehydration than TSP.
TVP has been cut into slightly smaller chunks than TSP.
TVP is fatfree and contains 0 grams of fat per quarter cup serving (24-gram dry serving).Read more ›
If you worry about both health and price, TVP is a great addition to your diet. I use it in conjunction with ground beef. I rehydrate it using beef stock, and then add it to my ground beef. If you're new to TVP, I'd start with rehydrating 1/4 to 1/2 cup and adding it to one pound of beef. You can go up to a 50/50 blend--and most people will not be able to tell the difference, especially in things like chili and meatballs. My kids and husband have no idea. :)
If you buy the 80/20 ground beef--by mixing it with no-fat, high protein, high fiber TVP, you will halve the fat you eat per serving. Because it doubles the amount of beef you get, you can also use this as a way to buy free-range or lower fat meat for your family. Although $4 or $5/pound is a lot for many families--by cutting it with TVP, your true cost is $2-$2.50. Much more affordable.
I really recommend giving it a try. You can buy one cup at the bulk foods section of many health food stores to give it a try. Definitely hydrate it with beef stock for added flavor. If your family likes it, then buy it on Amazon. Good luck!
The first thing I did with my TVP was to take the liquid left from making a pot roast in my crockpot, skim away most of the fat, and use the liquid to rehydrate the TVP. It made a really delicious meatloaf-tasting crumble that we ate in sandwiches with ketchup. A few days later, I made a homemade spaghetti sauce with TVP simmered right in, and that turned out great too. I did notice that the TVP made the recipe just a little sweeter than it would've been, but I compensated with extra spices. I would leave the sugar out of the sauce recipe next time I make it with TVP. And last night, I rehydrated the last cup of TVP in the bag with water I'd mixed a packet of taco seasoning into. It made a very serviceable taco meat substitute for beefy taco macaroni and cheese.
Just from my one bag, one quarter of my order, I got three meals for my family, which works out to less than seventy-five cents of TVP per meal. I don't know that I'll ever try to actually make a hamburger with this, but I just love it for any recipe calling for ground beef. Instead of defrosting and cooking a pound of beef, rehydrating a cup of TVP is fast and simple. I will definitely buy this again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like this a lot. It's drop-dead easy to "cook", just add boiling water and maybe seasonings. The texture is quite meaty and the nutritional qualities are excellent. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Thomas G. Hanlin
Great TVP. Use it anywhere I use hamburger. From Spaghetti to Chili, this TVP can take on the flavor of what it is in.Published 18 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love this product. I use it everyday to add a bit of crunchiness to my cottage cheese.Published 20 days ago by AJS
We went vegetarian this year for health reasons, and Bob's TVP has been a pleasant surprise. The chili recipe on the bag is excellent, and if you don't announce it first, most... Read morePublished 26 days ago by R. Miller
This stuff is awesome!! It takes on the flavoring of anything I spice it with, and my husband actually likes the taste of spaghetti when I use this instead of ground beef.Published 27 days ago by amy
Good stuff. The size and shape is a bit different than what I've bought in bulk before, but it hasn't made any difference in my recipes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by D&L
Not only did I receive the package in a few days, but it was also nicely packaged. I made awesome chili immediately. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Hooked!