Why House Foods Tofu?
House Foods America continues to be a family-friendly company that consistently satisfies our consumers while keeping sustainability top-of-mind. We take great pride in the quality of our products, and all our tofu is made exclusively from Non-GMO soybeans grown in the U.S. Because we have manufacturing facilities on both the East and West coasts, we are able to provide the freshest tofu products. Delivering smiles and happiness to generations of families is our number one priority.
Nutrition and Health Benefits of Tofu and Soy
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans highlights soyfoods and beverages in four food groups focusing on healthy eating patterns. Tofu and other soy products appear as protein foods, soymilk as a dairy alternative, and edamame in the vegetable group. With a shift in healthier food and beverage choices, we see more individuals adopting a plant based diet.
A plant based diet is one that mainly gets its protein intake from plants as opposed to animals. Plant based protein foods include soyfoods such as tofu, beans, grains, nuts and seeds. Soyfoods aren't just a prime candidate for a plant based diet, they also play a major role in a nutritious diet that offers excellent health benefits.
- Heart Health: FDA approved a health claim that 25 grams of soy protein per day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart diseasei.
- Weight Management: Protein rich soyfoods can help with weight management. When soyfoods replace other protein sources, they help lower body weight and fatii as well as lower LDL (bad) cholesteroliii.
- Soy in Muscle Growth and Recovery: Skeletal muscles are essential to coordination, balance, speed, and strength for all ages. Dietary protein, like soy and animal protein, provides both essential amino acids and calories necessary to help build and repair muscles, organs, and tissues in the body for physically active individualsiv.
- Soy is a Complete Protein: Soy protein found in tofu contains all 9 essential amino acids in the proportions needed for our body to grow and stay healthy. Soy protein is highly digestible and is comparable to beef, milk, fish, and egg protein in terms of protein qualityv, according to the PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acid Score), an internationally accepted standard method for assessing protein quality.
Myths You've Heard about Tofu and Soy
We want to clear up any misconceptions you may have heard about Tofu and Soy. More information and studies show that soy is actually good for you as part of a healthy balanced diet. Read about the Safety of Soyfoods and Confusion about Soy written by practice groups of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and debunk some myths!
Quite often we hear concerns regarding soy and breast cancer. We want to set the record straight: eating soyfoods regularly may be protective against breast cancer, especially when begun in childhood or early adolescence. Here're some scientific studies and the statements from the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society on soy and breast cancer.
Recent Research and Allergen Information
Soy is listed as one of the top eight allergens, but in fact The American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology estimates that only 0.4% of American children under 18 are allergic to soyvi.
If we still haven't convinced you of soy and what it can do for your health and its nutritional benefits, here are 15 reasons to eat soyfoods and additional research to win you over.
Recipes and Tips
All of our Shirataki noodles conveniently come pre-cooked and can be prepared in 3 easy steps. Here’s more on how to prepare Shirataki.
From soups and salads to Asian dishes and pasta, Shirataki noodles make it easy to create lighter versions of virtually any noodle or pasta recipe. Check out these great recipes.
A plant-based diet has never been more exciting with our Tofu Calendar. We have recipes for every occasion, making it easy to incorporate into your program.