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Tempeh

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About This Food

Description

Tempeh is made from whole, cooked and fermented soybeans that naturally bind into a cake form in the fermentation process. This process also pre-digests the carbohydrates and proteins, which is helpful for those who have trouble processing beans. The soybeans maintain their nutritious, fibrous composition and have a nutty, mushroom like flavor.

Due to its high protein content, tempeh is a popular alternative and is often used as a patty or meat substitute. It has high levels of essential nutrients that improve overall functioning like manganese, copper, riboflavin and niacin. It has also been found to reduce cholesterol and improve bone density.

The fermentation process adds to these benefits and even strengthens skin by increasing your hyaluronic acid, the component that keeps skin tight.

When choosing tempeh, always choose organic to avoid chemical residues and genetically modified proteins. It is also advisable to eat it in moderation; too much soy can lead to hormone imbalances and digestive issues.

Glycemic Load=1

Special diets
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
Benefits
Excellent Source of
Good Source of
  • Protein
  • Manganese
Preferences
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Peanuts
  • No Grains
  • No Legumes
  • No Nightshade
  • No Citrus
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 ounce(s)

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Calories: 55

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 21 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
3.19 g
Saturated Fat
0.95 g
Monounsaturated Fat
1.05 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.74 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
34 g
ALA
34 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
2.62 g
Net Carbohydrate
2.62 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
5.09 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
0 IU
0%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0 IU
0%
Vitamin B6
0.06 mg
3%
Vitamin B12
0.04 mcg
1%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
5.88 mcg
1%
Niacin
0.6 mg
3%
Riboflavin
0.1 mg
6%
Thiamin
0.02 mg
1%
Choline
0 mg
0%
Minerals
Calcium
26.88 mg
3%
Copper
0.15 mg
8%
Iron
0.6 mg
3%
Magnesium
21.56 mg
5%
Manganese
0.36 mg
18%
Phosphorous
70.84 mg
7%
Potassium
112.28 mg
3%
Selenium
0 mcg
0%
Sodium
3.92 mg
0%
Zinc
0.44 mg
3%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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