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Textured Vegetable Protein

What is Textured Vegetable Protein? Textured Vegetable Protein made from soybeans. The oil is removed from the bean before it is ground into flour. After the flour is formed into the desired texture or size, it is flavored to become any number of imitation meat products, including bacon bits, meat granules, or even large pieces of sausage or chicken.
When cooked, Textured Vegetable Protein  resembles ground beef or chicken. Most people have actually eaten Textured Vegetable Protein without knowing it. It is used to make or enrich vegetarian burgers, hot dogs, chicken patties, ground beef, chili, stew, sausage, and lunch meat. Many bacon bits that you use on salads and potatoes are made of Textured Vegetable Protein. It is also used by most convenience and fast food outlets as a meat extender.
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Chicken Textured Vegetable Protein

Here are some benefits to using Textured Vegetable Protein in place of meat:

  • Inexpensive
  • No animal fat
  • Good source of protein and fiber
  • Long shelf life, convenient, and quick to use
  • Good source of iron
  • Extends meat
  • Easier to digest than regular meats


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Taco Textured Vegetable Protein

After Textured Vegetable Protein has been hydrated, it can be added to any recipe that calls for meat. You can also use it as a meat extender. For example, if your recipe calls for 2 pounds of meat and you only have one, you can add Textured Vegetable Protein to make up the difference. Taco-flavored is great for burritos, tacos, and enchiladas. Sausage-flavored is great for quiche and casseroles. Beef-flavored works great in lasagna and casseroles. You can also add it to your spaghetti sauce.

Textured Vegetable Protein is very easy to prepare - easier than real meat. In addition, it is a great meat substitute for those on a budget. Our Bacon Bits and Beef Flavored Textured Vegetable Proteins are other great selections! Don't miss this opportunity to add these items to your food storage.


4 thoughts on “Textured Vegetable Protein”

  • brooksinvegas

    I was skeptical when I first heard about this product. But decided to give it a try. I made taco's with the beef flavored protein. Surprisingly I couldn't tell and no one at the table could tell. My family didn't believe me when I told them until I showed them the can

  • Grant

    Just made a taco casserole last night with half Taco TVP and half ground beef. The kids had no idea and thought it was great. I figure I can make my meat last at least twice as long with this stuff. It's amazing.

  • April E

    TVP was definitely one of the items I felt to put into my food storage early. It can be added to just about anything and can even be eaten straight from the can if necessary!!

  • Donna

    When I first cooked up the batch of TVP Taco Mix I invited the family over. Fed them tacos. Everyone happy! I then asked "how did you like the tacos?" They looked nervous I told them what it was. Showed them the can. Had them smell it. Explained how easy it was to prepare. They were in! LOVED it. Asked me to order them a CASE of it!!! This was a hard sell because they were very skeptical of my food storage idea! Thanks Emergency Preparedness!

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