Hemp Tofu- A great choice for vegans

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In the modern world today, most people suffer from health issues affecting their quality of life. As a result, more people in this era want a well-balanced plant-based diet for keeping their health in a good state. Recently plant-based foods have got much attention and are on the rise. A lot of food products are now available for vegans allowing them to focus more on their health with amazing benefits.

Plant-based diets are ideal for enhancing a healthy lifestyle with many pros than cons. However, it is necessary to eat a variety of plant-based food from different sources to get a well-balanced diet.

What is Tofu?

Tofu is a type of food made of condensed soy milk that contains several nutrients helping achieve a healthy diet. The tofu making process is very similar to cheese making which serves as great food. It is very popular in several Asian countries allowing consumers to improve their diets at a low cost.

Tofu is rich in proteins, good fats, carbs, vitamins, and minerals thereby helping to obtain optimal results. Another thing about tofu is that it contains several nutrients which contribute to an increase in overall nutrition. 

What are the advantages of Tofu?

Tofu provides various advantages for people who want to live a vegan life. It is suggested to play an important role in preventing breast cancer and other health problems. The food can reduce the risks of heart diseases thereby giving ways to minimize potential health complications.

Those who suffer from obesity, bone problems, and menopause symptoms can benefit a lot from this food. Besides that, Tofu is also said to be an excellent choice for enhancing brain function and having a reliable meat alternative

What is hemp tofu?

Hemp tofu is tofu made from hemp seeds which are a great source of proteins that are easily digestible. It is similar to the traditional tofu-making process but is free from soybean ingredients. Hemp-fu as some call it contains essential fatty acids and fibers found in hemp seeds. Meaning it's a better version of the original tofu!

Besides that, it is denser than tofu and a slight crumbly cheese texture. Hemp tofu comes in several flavors and works in many dishes. Since it can be so crumbly, it works well for sprinkling on foods such as salads.

Why is hemp tofu the great choice for vegans?

Hemp tofu is a great option for those who are tired of tofu made from soy or have allergic reactions to soybeans. Soy tofu can cause indigestion due to certain proteins and can also cause allergic reactions such as itchy skin, hives, and even anaphylactic shocks.

Hemp tofu is a plant-based food that exactly fit who are vegans and people that cannot consume soy proteins. It has nutrients that can be missed out when removing meat from the diet and it also tastes different when compared to original tofu. Not only that, it's well-packed with allergen-free ingredients.

Hemp tofu for the modern lifestyle

Hemp tofu is an excellent choice for the modern lifestyle because it is high in protein and omega 3-fatty acid. It can boost both brain functions and mood with nutrients found within. Since it is easy to prepare with an unlimited amount of recipes available it works with the modern lifestyle

Hemp tofu is easy to digest and lets your body absorb nutrients maximising the benefits. Hemp seeds contain all the essential amino acids that allow people to maintain a well-balanced diet. Some other benefits with hemp tofu include aiding in nervous system function, immune support, and heart health.

How to buy hemp tofu?

Hemp tofu is currently available in whole foods and you can buy it from various health retailers across North America. The original hemp tofu is a product of Hudson River Foods. Currently, it is difficult to find other options online so the best option most people have is to make it at home.

Is hemp tofu a complete plant diet?

Hemp tofu is a complete nutrient bomb. Good fats, proteins, and minerals packed in one slice. Perfect for those who want a sustainable plant diet made from hemp seeds and those who want to avoid soy. The primary advantage of hemp tofu is that you can make many different foods out of this one ingredient.  Hemp tofu is loved by many vegans around the globe due to its nutritional benefits and the mouth-watering taste that comes along with it. 

How to prepare hemp tofu at home?

People can prepare hemp tofu in their home without going to a nearby store. Some of the ingredients needed for the preparation can include hemp seeds, squeeze of lemon or vinegar, pink salt and any other spices or flavorings that are desired.

Method one: Using the oven and lemon juice

Make hemp milk and pour it into a saucepan and boil. Once it starts bubbling lower the heat and let it simmer for around 30 minutes. Stir as often as you can and the milk will eventually curdle and turn lumpy.

Remove from the heat and add a tablespoon of vinegar or lemon juice plus a dash of salt and let it sit for 30-40 minutes. Line a sieve or colander with a cheesecloth and start pouring the curdled milk. You will start to separate the liquid from the curd. Once you have collected all the solid matter you will need to squeeze the cheesecloth to remove as much liquid as possible. You can then put this inside a mold and weigh it down to keep the hemp tofu tight and compressed. 

Refrigerate for 24 hours and you now have a solid brick of Hemp-fu!

Method two: Express unflavoured, unsalted hemp tofu 

Take the hemp milk and pour into a microwave-safe dish. Put this in the microwave for 3-4 minutes on high and take it out. You will notice solid and liquid starting to clump and separate. Once it is cool and manageable you can line a sieve or colander with a cheesecloth and start pouring the mixture. In this method, you do not need to add lemon or vinegar. Once you separate the liquid from the solid matter compress and refrigerate to allow it to set. You have now made Hemp Tofu in less than an hour!  

Anyone who wants to get more ideas about the preparation of hemp tofu can do so from various videos from online. Hemp tofu is a suitable meat alternative and is better than tofu made from soya beans. It's also the perfect vegan food for serving family members and guests who want to experience a unique taste and want to enjoy something made from hemp. 

Hemp-fu is the way to go! 

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