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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-08-2006, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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What is TVP, what does it look like, how does it taste, where can i buy it.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-08-2006, 11:29 AM
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It's known as Texturized Vegetable Protein. It tastes pretty good. You should be able to buy it at most health food stores.
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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-08-2006, 11:34 AM
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textured vegetable protein.
Its retread stuff I think, I don't think it is very popular anymore.
It is a ground beef substitute made from soy. If you aren't vegetarian you can dehydrate cooked ground beef instead. If you are vegetarian, there are other options ...
If you really want some, I would try Famous Foods on Kingsway.

edit: sorry, I just realized you're posting from Oregon . There is probably somewhere closer to you than Famous Foods in Vancouver.
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 11-08-2006, 11:45 AM
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TVP will give you the most rancid gas of any food out there...including surprise peas! Caveat eator.
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 11-08-2006, 12:12 PM
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TVP doesn't taste like much and shouldn't be considered a meal or food on its own. It comes in little dried up pellets of varying sizes, in flakes or in a coarse grained powder. It is basically for bulking up your dinner. On longer backpacking trips I usually care a zip lock of the stuff and add it to my meal if I'm feeling hungry. I don't add that much, just enough to make my meal go a little farther and make me feel a little fuller.

It is good in stews, soups, pasta sauces, added to boil in a bag foods (add just a touch of extra water and mix really really well) and anything else sort of liquidy that you can think of.
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post #6 of (permalink) Old 11-08-2006, 09:23 PM
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Try Bob's Red Mill products. We can get this brand of TVP in the grocery store, you should be able to also, as it is an Oregon company.

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post #7 of (permalink) Old 11-12-2006, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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wow, this information is great. thank you very much. As i understand, it does not have much a flavor (better than a bad taste), gives you gass, and makes you feel more full. I think i will like this product. Would you recomend using the TVP powder, or the TVP chunks?

PS. Is it like tofu.
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