AYER, Mass., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the quest to make tofu easier for consumers to understand, tofu innovator Nasoya (www.nasoya.com) has answered an often asked question: why does packaged tofu come floating in water?
"For 2,000 years the best way to keep tofu fresh and moist was to pack it in water," said Susan Rolnick, Nasoya's VP Marketing. "But today's packaging technology lets us give consumers a more convenient and friendly format, vacuum packaging. We can seal in moisture and freshness without the excess water."
The first product Nasoya is making available with the "vac-pack" technology is new Super Firm Organic Sprouted Tofu . Not only is it pre-pressed, but it has a new consumer-friendly size that makes it easy to slice. Plus it has an easy-open tab in the corner of the package that makes it ready-to-go.
Nasoya's "vac-pack" tofu contains 12 grams of protein per 3-ounce serving instead of the usual 7 grams per serving found with regularly packed tofu. This is because the firmer the tofu, the higher its protein content since it's more concentrated, according to Nasoya's on-line Tofu University (www.nasoya.com/tofu-u) .
Because "Vac-pack" tofu has a meatier texture, it is perfect to grill or stir fry. Try Nasoya's Sesame Tofu and you'll see: with Nasoya, getting a meal on the table in minutes is no mystery!
Nasoya's Sesame Tofu
1 pkg Nasoya® Sprouted Tofu Super Firm (vac-pack)
1 tbls toasted sesame oil
2 tbls reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tbls balsamic vinegar
1 red pepper, sliced
1 can mini corn on the cob
2 cups spinach
1 red onion, sliced
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbls sesame seeds
Preparation Method: Cut tofu into triangles. Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in non-stick skillet. Cook tofu 4 minutes on both sides. Add remaining ingredients. Cook until veggies are tender.
Find Nasoya Sprouted Organic Tofu Super Firm in its new vacuum-packed lime green containers in the produce or dairy sections of food markets nationwide. The suggested retail price is $1.99 for 8-ounces and $2.99 for 16 ounces.
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America's top selling tofu, Nasoya (www.nasoya.com) has provided premium quality soyfoods for more than 30 years. Its innovations include all-natural Super Hummus, organic and all-natural tofu, including TofuPlus, all-natural Silken Style Creations, fresh, all-natural pasta noodles and wraps, and the popular sandwich spread Nayonaise.