textured vegetable protein

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Related to Texturized vegetable protein: Textured soy protein

textured vegetable protein

- A protein obtained from soy beans and made to resemble minced meat.
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Texturized vegetable proteins now most commonly are made by an extrusion process, starting with protein concentrates of 50 percent or greater.
TVP OR TEXTURIZED VEGETABLE PROTEIN: Made from soy flour that has been cooked under pressure, extruded, and dried.
1 packet dry spaghetti sauce mix 3/4 cup tomato powder 1 cup TVP (texturized vegetable protein, available at health-food stores) 2 tablespoons minced dried onions 2 tablespoons julienned sun-dried tomatoes 1 tablespoon dried sliced mushrooms 12 1/4-ounce can sliced olives 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound pasta At home, combine the spaghetti sauce mix, tomato powder, and TVP in a small plastic bag, In a second bag, combine dried onions, tomatoes, and mushrooms.
(*) Texturized vegetable protein (T.V.P.) is a high protein meat substitute with a texture similar to hamburger.
[USPRwire, Wed Oct 31 2018] Growing aversion for meat-based food products has reflected favorably towards adoption of plant based protein sources, thus contributing towards the growth of texturized vegetable protein market.