Emma asked about the nutritionals of TVP. First, remember that not all
"TVP" is the same. As we've learned this year, there's a big difference
between the alcohol-washed variety (like the less expensive variety found
in bulk bins) and the water-washed type offered by companies speciaizing in
soy products like the Dixie Diners Club. The big difference between the two
is the isoflavones content; these are the little fellas that are so good
for women using soy products.
Here are the nutritionals from Dixie's Beef Not, per 1/2 cup (dry) serving:
Total fat: 1.5g
Total Carbs: 1.5g.
Dietary fiber: 9 g.
Calcium: 16% mdr
Iron: 28% mdr
Isoflavones: 122mg. (Almost enough to eliminate estrogen supplements, and
enough to get rid
of the hot flashes!!)