Monday, November 23, 2015

The tempe, a therapeutic food

The Tempe or Tempe is a food originating in Indonesia which is produced from the fermentation of soy. Although it is quite unknown outside of vegetarian diets, little by little it is catching.
Unlike other products made with soybeans, as for example the tofu, grains fermentation AIDS digestion and provides many benefits to our body, so it is considered a therapeutic food.

The tempe, a therapeutic food

1- Benefits of the Tempe:

Enzymes produced in the fermentation process breaks and partially digest the oils and soy proteins and make them more comparable
 It synthesizes B group vitamins
 It produces natural antibacterial agents that act as antibiotics against some harmful microorganisms in the intestine.
 It reduces the risk of heart disease
 It helps to prevent some types of cancer, especially those related to the digestive tract
 It regulates blood sugar levels
 It contains natural antioxidants and activates the vitamin E.
 It contains minerals such as potassium, manganese, magnesium, copper, iron, calcium, etc.
 It contains no cholesterol, since it is 100% plant-based, and is low in fat.
 It is high in fiber

2- How can the Tempe?

The Tempe you can buy in shops of organic or vegetarian food, dietary, etc. You get fresh or canned. It may be natural Tempe but there are also smoked, seasoned, marinated, breaded, etc. It has a very special, slightly bitter taste which in some cases can remember the chicken.
The more adventurous can also make it at home, though we must follow a strict indications for proper fermentation.
Today they are beginning to develop other legumes Tempe, like for example of chickpeas.

3- How do the Tempe cooked?

The Tempe you can cook in as many ways as you can think of us. You can FRY, saute, batter, add to casseroles, stews and soups; It can crumble and make sauces like Bolognese, or fillings for dumplings, croquettes, hamburgers, used as a garnish in salads or rice dishes, etc.
An easy way to cook it is to cut it into thin slices, fry it as if they were chips, and at the end, with the fire already shutdown, season with a little soy (shoyu or tamari) room.
When combined with other foods need to remember that although it is plant is a legume, and therefore has a high content of protein, so it can be combined with vegetables or salad and some cereal (rice, quinoa, millet, pasta, etc.).

The tempe, a therapeutic food


Today much animal protein is consumed and it would be important to combine this with vegetable protein, which is nutritionally complete and is more healthy and digestive.
When it comes to consuming any food made with soybeans we should ensure this is ecological, since currently most was genetically modified.
Try these easy and useful homemade tips.your comments will highly appreciated.


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