Most vegan, vegetarian, and plant-based eaters (and even anyone looking to cut back on their meat consumption) are already well acquainted with tofu. There's a clear reason why the soy food has long been a staple of East Asian cuisines, including that of Okinawa, Japan—one of the world's five longevity Blue Zones. It's high in protein (and is technically a complete protein) and its mild flavor makes it easy to cook with a super adaptable to different spices and sauces.

Tempeh, which originates from Indonesia, is also made from soybeans. Specifically, it's made from fermented soybeans that have been soaked, hulled, and cooked. (Tofu is made from condensed, unfermented soy milk that’s been processed into solid white blocks.) Maybe tempeh needs to hire a publicist, because it unfairly doesn't get the same mainstream attention and praise as tofu, even though it is higher in protein, with 21 grams per 100 gram serving. It's also a good source of iron, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

More in category

Could Zinc Help Fight COVID-19?
September 23, 2020WebMD
Could Zinc Help Fight COVID-19?
Singing Without a Face Mask Can Spread COVID-19
September 23, 2020WebMD
Singing Without a Face Mask Can Spread COVID-19
CSL Staff Say Conditions at Plasma Donation Centers Aren't Safe
September 22, 2020Medscape
CSL Staff Say Conditions at Plasma Donation Centers Aren't Safe
Come to Vote, Stay for the Art
September 23, 2020The NY Times
Come to Vote, Stay for the Art
Postpartum Hair Loss? 5 Tips To Sprout Your Full, Pre-Pregnancy Locks
September 23, 2020mindbodygreen
Postpartum Hair Loss? 5 Tips To Sprout Your Full, Pre-Pregnancy Locks
What Do You Think of Trump’s and Biden’s Healthcare Policies?
September 22, 2020Medscape
What Do You Think of Trump’s and Biden’s Healthcare Policies?
Save money during the pandemic with these tech-savvy solutions
September 23, 2020MSN
Save money during the pandemic with these tech-savvy solutions
FDA must do more to regulate thousands of chemicals added to your food
September 23, 2020MSN
FDA must do more to regulate thousands of chemicals added to your food
Cindy McCain endorses Biden. Trump lashes back at her and John: She 'can have Sleepy Joe!'
September 23, 2020MSN
Cindy McCain endorses Biden. Trump lashes back at her and John: She 'can have Sleepy Joe!'
Watch Live: Fauci, Redfield Testify on Coronavirus Response
September 23, 2020The NY Times
Watch Live: Fauci, Redfield Testify on Coronavirus Response
Amazon Has a Hidden Style Section Where You Can See What Other Shoppers Are Buying
September 23, 2020MSN
Amazon Has a Hidden Style Section Where You Can See What Other Shoppers Are Buying
8 Underrated Benefits of Eating Avocados
September 23, 2020MSN
8 Underrated Benefits of Eating Avocados
Pharma giant J&J just launched a pivotal 60,000-person coronavirus vaccine trial, and we could learn if the shot works by the end of 2020
September 23, 2020MSN
Pharma giant J&J just launched a pivotal 60,000-person coronavirus vaccine trial, and we could learn if the shot works by the end of 2020
General Mills Aims to Halve Food Waste by 2030
September 23, 2020MSN
General Mills Aims to Halve Food Waste by 2030
What Does
September 23, 2020mindbodygreen
What Does "Bright, Indirect Light" Actually Mean? Asking For My Plants
Young People More Likely to Believe Virus Misinformation, Study Says
September 23, 2020The NY Times
Young People More Likely to Believe Virus Misinformation, Study Says
Why We Need To Talk More About The Link Between Pleasure & Fertility
September 23, 2020mindbodygreen
Why We Need To Talk More About The Link Between Pleasure & Fertility
How fingernails can signal internal health problems
September 22, 2020MSN
How fingernails can signal internal health problems
Pilates for core and glutes: 5-minute home workout
September 23, 2020MSN
Pilates for core and glutes: 5-minute home workout
What REALLY happens to your body when you cut out dairy
September 23, 2020MSN
What REALLY happens to your body when you cut out dairy
Pandemic-Obstructed Views
September 23, 2020The NY Times
Pandemic-Obstructed Views