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Health Benefits of Tempeh (and Easy Recipe)

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Health Benefits of Tempeh (and Easy Recipe)

Soy gets a bad rap these days. While too much soy is probably not ideal for your health, fermented soy products like miso and tempeh are arguably healthier than their processed alternatives. Tempeh is a bit trickier to cook than tofu, but a good tempeh dish is worth the effort! Just make sure you’re buying organic tempeh, since non-organic soybeans are often genetically modified.

Health Benefits of Fermented Soy

Like tofu, tempeh is a great source of protein and fiber, but since tempeh is a fermented food, it has a host of other health benefits. It’s high in nutrients like manganese and copper. The protein in tempeh helps stabilize blood sugar, and because it’s fermented, it’s full of healthy probiotics.

Probiotics are the “good bacteria” that you typically associate with yogurt. Tempeh’s fermentation also produces rhizopus, which fights bad bacteria, and phytase, an enzyme that helps your body better absorb important nutrients like iron.

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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7:03PM PDT on May 9, 2014

Sounds yummy!

7:22PM PST on Jan 25, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

9:49AM PDT on Oct 19, 2013

This salad sounds so delicious! I searched on Care2 to find the health benefits of Tempeh, so I am new to using Tempeh and your post gives both the benefits and a nice easy recipe. Thank you!

6:52AM PDT on May 21, 2013

Thanks for this article, I am just starting to use Tempeh and this comes in real handy.

10:04AM PDT on Apr 10, 2013

Thanks for the recipe

8:05PM PDT on Sep 18, 2011

tempeh is the boss! i like the indonesian-style packages i get for $2, as they are the most nutritious and have the best balance of energy

8:16AM PDT on Jun 22, 2011

Thank you Becky!!!

8:16AM PDT on Jun 22, 2011

Thank you Becky!!!

4:01PM PDT on May 18, 2011

noted with thanks!

8:48PM PDT on May 8, 2011


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