Tofu, also known as bean curd, is a soybean product made by curdling fresh soy milk. Usually sold in rectangular blocks, tofu is an off-white colour and has a neutral taste, and absorbs the flavours of surrounding ingredients.
Tofu is a great source protein and iron, particularly for vegetarians, and is also high in calcium. It is low in saturated fat and contains no cholesterol. Tofu is also a very versatile food. In addition to acting as a vegetarian meat-substitute in savoury dishes, tofu can be scrambled, used in dips, and even desserts!