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Bob's Red Mill - High Protein TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein), 10 Ounces (Pack of 4)
- VEGETARIAN AND VEGAN - Excellent alternative to meat.
- HIGHLY NUTRITIOUS SOY PRODUCT - 4 grams of fiber and 15% dv of Iron per serving.
- PACKED WITH COMPLETE PROTEIN AND NO FAT - 12 grams of plant based protein and 0 grams of fat per serving.
- NATURALLY GLUTEN FREE - Bob's Red Mill TVP is handled and packaged in a separated, dedicated gluten-free facility.
- EXPIRATION DATE NOTE - Expiration Dates on packaging listed in Day/Month/Year format, rather than Month/Day/Year format.
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Size: Pack of 4
To Rehydrate: 7/8 cup of water or vegetable broth, 1 cup Textured Vegetable Protein. Pour boiling water over TVP, stir and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes.
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Top Customer Reviews
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 ›
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.
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've used this to make chili, and spaghetti and it was great both times. I am not vegetarian, but am trying to eat more healthy. Even my husband and kids liked it. Read morePublished 13 days ago by K. Mitchell
I absolutely adore this stuff! As a vegan I have to make an extra effort to get a sufficient amount of protein in my diet, so having TVP as a fast cooking staple in my pantry makes... Read morePublished 25 days ago by R. Raws
This is delicious! I have made numerous veggie burgers that have been nourishing and quite satisfying.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I mix this with ground turkey. Add onions, egg and some spices. It tasted pretty good and is much lower in cholesterol.Published 1 month ago by AV5
'This stuff is very versatile, and soaks up any flavor you give it. Mainly used it for chili and "chix" salad. A bag goes a long way too.Published 1 month ago by Matthew Christopher
Bought it for a friend. We tried it, liked it but still trying to figure out what else to do with it.Published 1 month ago by Jade