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Old 30-12-2010, 22:17   #1
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TSP or TVP

Does anyone know where we can buy these meat replacement foods in the Fort Lauderdale area? Not online.
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Old 31-12-2010, 17:39   #2
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You should be able to buy either any place.

TVP is textured vegetable protein but TSP (as far as I know) is trisodium phosphate used for cleaning things. Is there another TSP?
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Old 31-12-2010, 19:59   #3
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Thanks for the reply. TSP is textured soy protein. We have asked in win Dixie and Walmart further north and they don't have it. Hope we can get a decent stock around Fort Lauderdale before we head down island.
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You'll have to find a health food store. I don't know Ft. Lauderdale specifically, but the phone book or google should yield a few results. Whole Foods should have it, or any health foods type of store. Could also possibly find TSP in any basic Asian grocery.
you won't find it at the regular grocers.
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Old 31-12-2010, 23:43   #5
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Don't know if they carry it but there is a Whole Foods on Federal Hwy about a mile north of Sunrise Blvd. and a GNC store across the street.
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TVP is not really good for you. If you are eating it because it's "healthy" it isn't.
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TVP is not really good for you. If you are eating it because it's "healthy" it isn't.
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OK. I Googled TVP and got input from a manufacture, which is of course is going to say good things.

Are you saying that it is unhealthy as in can cause illness by what is in it, or that it can cause illness because it does not provide much nutrition?

I don't expect to be able to get my hands on some where I am now, but my Asian wife keeps the freezer full of red meat and I'm feeling like the carnivore I never wanted to be.
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TVP is not really good for you. If you are eating it because it's "healthy" it isn't.

More info please.

I thought it was just a vegetable protein. Easy to store for long periods and to throw a bit into sauces, curries, bolognaise etc as just another source of protein.
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Both sound horrible,unable to comprehend their use.Most are missing amino acids necessary for good health.Am a PETA member(people eating tasty animals).marc
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We are meat eaters but have tried TSP in both Chile and Australia. To our surprise the taste is very similar to a dead cow or dead pig. So this makes it perfect for cruising - less meat in the fridge means more room for other essentials (beer, rum mixer, butter, etc). We are not looking for TVP for health reasons - it is for STORAGE reasons!
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We are meat eaters but have tried TSP in both Chile and Australia. To our surprise the taste is very similar to a dead cow or dead pig. So this makes it perfect for cruising - less meat in the fridge means more room for other essentials (beer, rum mixer, butter, etc). We are not looking for TVP for health reasons - it is for STORAGE reasons!
Ok I see some error in my thoughts.marc
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TSP and TVP are marketed in western countries as a healthy meat substitute, but that doesn't mean it should become a complete animal protein replacement. so in that respect, its not as healthy as a complete diet of wholesome foods, but it is by no means Unhealthy or bad for you in any way. Its a complete protein and is just as good for you as most other proteins.

The real benefit of it over meat is you can store large quantities of it pretty much forever. That is why it's used in other cultures, not because of its health benefits... Its cheap and easy and can be stockpiled and stored without refrigeration.
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I don't know if it's all that good for you.

Due to this thread, I've been reading how this stuff is made. It doesn't sound all that appetizing but then I don't like corn flakes either and both sound like they're made by a similar process.
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No matter what I do with TVP is still tastes like dog food. Freeze-dry foods are expensive and take up space but it makes sense to buy real meat. Note that some are cooked and you just add water. Other freeze-dry meats (eggs too) are re-hydrated, then cooked.
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At sea I will add a tablespoon of it to a pasta along with the meat or canned tuuna (etc). Its good. It takes on the taste of whatever its rehydrated with.
It makes meat go further and its utterly impossable to differentiate it with ground meat, mince, or other baisc in a stew, pasta sauce, meat loaf, rissoles and more.

You certainly don't rehydrate it with water and eat it 100% on toast.

It needs to be used so you don't know its there Its a meat extender.



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