Friday, February 22, 2013

DO U KNOW ' TOFU '? & The Jalapeno is ..

Discovered over 2000 years ago by the Chinese, tofu is sometimes called "the cheese of Asia," because of its physical resemblance to a block of farmer's cheese. Tofu is a highly nutritious, protein-rich food that is made from the curds of soybean milk. Off-white in color, it is usually sold in rectangular blocks. Tofu is a staple in the cuisines

of many Asian countries.
Tofu is its Japanese name, while in China it is known as doufu. 
Why eat tofu..
Tofu is a very good source of protein, specifically soy protein.
Tofu is a very good source of iron.
Tofu is one of the most versatile foods, serving a host of different purposes ranging from salad dressing to dessert to entrée and more.
A Few Quick Serving Ideas..
Blend together soft tofu, olive oil, garlic and lemon juice to make a tofu dip.

The Jalapeno is a medium-sized chili pepper. A mature jalapeño fruit is 2–3½ inches (5–9 cm) long and is commonly picked and consumed while still green. Jalapeños are
a pod type of Capsicum.
Compared to other chilies, the jalapeño has a heat level that varies from mild to hot depending on cultivation and preparation.

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