Soybeans are the world’s major food crop. YUNG SOON LIH FOOD MACHINE was established in 1989, we were not only deep involved in soybean processing technical development positively but also led the computer control and monitoring system into our equipment.
Soybeans are the world’s major food crop today. They are also processed into oil, tofu, and soy protein. The two major variety of soybeans cultivated are the yellow and black. They are also known as Edamame in China and Japan. Soybeans are low in fat and calories and are a rich source of protein, fiber and many other essential vitamin and mineral.
Nowadays, the acquisition of protein by human beings are changing gradually. Animal Protein was replaced by Vegetable Protein. It has rich of Vegetable Protein in Soybean. So, many foods made of soybean. soy milk and tofu are common soybean foods. Besides, Soybeans are often used as meat substitutes. This has many health benefits and is an ideal supplemental source, especially for vegetarians.
The storage soy proteins consist of a mixture of proteins. The seeds also contain bioactive proteins including β-amylase, cytochrome c, lectin, lipoxygenase, urease, and others; as well as secondary metabolites including isoflavones, saponins, phytic acid, and goitrogens. Isoflavones have been proposed to be the active component responsible for the beneficial effects of soybean foods, and appear to work in conjunction with the proteins to protect against age-related diseases including cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, hormone-dependent cancer and loss of cognitive function.
At many countries, milk replaced by soy milk. And use Tofu as a substitute of meat to make vegetable burger and sausage.
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Silken Tofu (Soft Tofu) is produced by coagulating soy milk. Comparing to other varieties of Tofu, Silken Tofu (Soft Tofu) is not drained in the production process. As a result, Silken Tofu (Soft Tofu) has high water content and a pudding-like quality. Having a creamy and smooth taste but also more delicate than Regular Tofu (Firm Tofu). Hence, it's a must to do it with mild handling. Silken Tofu (Soft Tofu) is suitable for soups, baked desserts, and salad dressings. Also, it works equally well with fish and meat in savory dishes, such as a classic Szechuan dish, Ma Po Tofu.
Similar to Silken Tofu (Soft Tofu), Regular Tofu (Firm Tofu) is produced by coagulating soy milk. The only difference is Regular Tofu (Firm Tofu) needs to be pressed to take out the water in it. Comparing to Silken Tofu (Soft Tofu), the curds in a firm block are tighter and the taste is chewier. Besides, it is the commonest Tofu and has highest protein and calcium in the Tofu family. Firm Tofu is versatile and can be cooked in many ways such as being pan-fired, stir-fried, grilled or served in soups.
Fried Tofu is produced by cutting Firm Tofu into a bite-sized triangle shape first. Then, let Tofu deep fried with boiling oil until the surface turns into a golden color. Consequently, the texture of Fried Tofu is crispy on the outside and smooth on the inside. It may be eaten by simply dipping in garlic soy sauce and can be stewed or cooked in soups. Moreover, in Taiwan, Fired Tofu is cooked in a special way. That is a delicious local dish called "Ah-gei". It is made by Fried Tofu stuffed with noodles and capped off with fish paste.
Vegetable Tofu (Tofu with Vegetable and Herbs), similar to other kinds of Tofu, is made by coagulating soy milk. The only difference is the process of adding the mashed Vegetable and Herbs into it. Added Vegetable as ingredients is maybe olive, tomato or basilico, choosing one of them to be the dominant flavor. Then, add some herbs like rosemary, thyme, and parsley. By producing this way, the vegetable and herb flavor is infused into the Tofu and gives it a slightly sweet taste.
Smoked Tofu is a classic food for meatless cooking. Produced by smoking it with hardwood chunks, it has a light brown layer on the surface. Smoked Tofu has the firm and chewy texture with unique smoky flavor. Therefore, someone even said, the smoked tofu is so delicious that it is "new" bacon. In culinary uses, it can be simply sliced for salads or pan-fried until turning crispy outside. Adding the pan-fried Smoked Tofu to any dish will give a great taste.
Dried Tofu is produced by Tofu where a large amount of water has been pressed out. Marinating the ultra-dense block until it is stained a deep brown on the surface. The Dried Tofu looking like a tight cube has a rubbery feel and a chewier taste than other types of Tofu.In Chinese cuisine, Dried Tofu is often braised and the simmered bean curd is one kind of popular braised snacks. When sliced thinly, it also plays well with anything soft such as pork belly and Chinese mushroom. Making a stir-fry with these ingredients and some spices, it will become a famous Taiwan dish, Hakka style stir fry.
Tofu Pudding (Dou Hua) is a common traditional snack in Taiwan. It is very popular because of the smooth silky texture and the slippery melt-in-your-mouth taste. Tofu Pudding is often topped with peanuts, azuki beans, mung beans and syrup as a dessert. Moreover, it is served with some crushed ice in the summer or provided with hot ginger syrup in the winter.Besides, it is also able to add some ingredients such as chocolate in the production process to become chocolate Tofu Pudding. Altering the flavor depends on individual preference.
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