Textured Vegetable Protein
Preparation, uses, and tips
To rehydrate, add 3/4 to 1 cup (180 to 250mL) of boiling water to 1 cup of TVP and let it
stand for 10 minutes or until the water is absorbed. Once rehydrated, TVP granules can be used
as a substitute for ground beef in recipes such as chili, spaghetti sauce, and tacos. TVP is
also available in chunks that can be used to replace meat in stews and soups. It is sometimes
flavored to taste like beef, sausage, or chicken.
People who are allergic to soy should avoid TVP. Flavored TVP varieties may contain a high
amount of sodium.
TVP is usually sold as a dehydrated product that must be rehydrated before using. It is
available plain or flavored and in granular or chunk form. TVP is also available as a prepared
frozen product made to resemble ground beef.
Textured vegetable protein, 1 oz. (30g)
Total Fat: 0.3g
*Excellent source of: Iron (10mg)
*Foods that are an “excellent source” of a particular
nutrient provide 20% or more of the Recommended Daily Value. Foods that are a “good
source” of a particular nutrient provide between 10 and 20% of the Recommended Daily