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Textured Vegetable Protein

Also indexed as:TVP
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Buying Tips

Some varieties of TVP contain salt, flavorings, and other additives, so be sure to read labels carefully before purchasing.


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.

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