Viana Organic 'Real Smoked' Tofu 250g (CHILLED)
A really delicious organic hard tofu, naturally smoked for a rich flavour.
This product can vary from batch to batch - sometimes it has lots of smoke and very salty... which has intense flavour (we LOVE IT!!) If you do not like smoked tofu too strong, email us and we'll check the current stock and let you know if we how strongly smoked it is.
Made in a traditional method using 'Nigari' as used by the ancient Japanese. Nigari is derived from sea salts and is used to curdle the soya milk and imparts a distinctive, but not unpleasant flavour.
Nigari is a naturlly occuring Magnesium salt, and this is useful addition to your diet as Magnesium is needed by the body for calcium absorbtion - important for vegans to help them get the most from the many calcium rich foods available to them.
VeggieStuff Kitchen Tips:
This is one of the best tofus that we have tried (especially if you are used to supermarket products). We were amazed at its extra-firm, smooth texture that means it can be sliced wafer thin.
This makes it versatile for use in salads, sandwiches, stir fries, etc. hot or cold. Cut into small cubes and add the uncooked pieces to salads. A really versatile ingredient in vegetarian and vegan cooking.
You can slice it very thin and if you fry in a little olive oil and then finish with a drop of good soy sauce (not the cheap 'brown water' - try a brand like Kikkomans) cooking it dry and brown you can make a crispy, chewy bacon alternative that is great in sandwiches for a vegan 'bacon butty'!
Water, Soybeans* (21%), Soy Sauce (Water Soybeans*, Wheat*, Sea Salt), Natural Coagulant: Nigari (Magnesium Chloride), Smoke.
* Organically grown.
Contains Soya and Wheat.
Nutritional Information per 100g:
Energy 756 kJ/ 181 kcal, Protein 20.6g, Carbohydrate 0.6g, Fat 10.7g of which saturates 1.8g, Cholesterol 0mg, Fibre 1.1g.