Tofu has been celebrated as a health food for hundreds of years. It’s popular among vegetarians and vegans as a meat-free source of protein, and a strong choice for people trying to lose weight without sacrificing their health. But what is it about tofu that is so special?
Indeed, there are many ways to get protein that don’t involve eating animal products. The problem with most of them is that they are not what is called “complete proteins”. What this means is that they only contain a portion of the nine different amino acids that humans need to keep their bodies healthy. Tofu is one of the easiest ways to get your complete protein in a single dish without breaking your vegetarianism, and without getting all of the fat and cholesterol associated with many meats.
The only problem with getting your protein from tofu is that you need to eat more of it to get what you would from meat. Come and get your fill at our Issaquah sushi restaurant with one of our many delicious tofu-based dishes.