Latest new about tempeh

Should I eat tempeh?

Time Magazine asked five food and health experts if we should eat tempeh. Four of time said yes. Tempeh goes back ages in Indonesia but the nutty plant protein is fairly unknown in the U.S. Tempeh is mainly used as a meat substitute and it stands up well to the real thing structurally and nutritionally.

Tempeh isoflavones may reduce risk of dementia

Neurodegeneration is caused by continuous death if neurons resulting in age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. In the process of inflammation of brain cells the balance between pro- and anti-inflammatory mediators is important. Dietary factors may play a role in the prevention of neurodegeneration. Soybeans and it fermented products have been linked to many health benefits, including prevention of cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer and menopausal symptoms. Recently, soybeans have been investigated for their role as neuroprotective nutrient.

Tempeh is a valuable meat alternative

The Belgian consumer organisation Test Aankoop studied 171 meat alternatives found in supermarkets and concluded that only 24 products, including tempeh, were qualified as a valuable meat alternatives. Most products that were not approved were either too salty, too fat or contained too little protein. The study also revealed the meat alternatives are rather expensive, in most cases even more expensive than a steak of beef.

Indonesian tempeh makers get back to work

Tofu and tempeh makers in many areas set up a three-day strike from September 9th to September 11th in a protest movie against the new higher price of soybeans. The strike amounted to financial losses over Rp 200 billion. The good news for consumers is that tempeh and tofu are back on the market again because the producers have ceased their strike. The spokesperson for the Assocation of Tempeh and Tofu Producers Cooperatives made a statement that the strike was ended, and that tempeh and tofu were being produced once more.

Tempeh starter recalled by

In Rockville, MD, is operated, and you may not have guessed that it would have been based there, but it is. In any case, they started to recall packages of Tempeh Starter because they could have been contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious, and even deadly infections, in young people, old people, and immune-compromised people. Healthy people who get salmonella poisoning often get diarrhea, nausea, and fever.