View Full Version : Have you made raw tofu? Is it safe?
I am interested in tofu because of its protein, but I keep hearing all this negative stuff about it, so I'm wary about buying it. However, I did see a recipe for making your own (raw) tofu- you basically soak soybeans and rinse them several times, then keep the last rinsewater and strain what you get (I haven't done it or seen pictures). Whatever you strain is your tofu. Does this sound like it would be unhealthy?
05-29-2006, 10:13 PM
Well, I've made tofu a million times but I've never heard of RAW tofu?
When I made tofu, I cooked & ground the soybeans, strained the milk out, then put agar-agar in to coagulate the tofu. Then I poured it into a press and pressed out the liquid. It definitely is cooked.
How would you make RAW tofu?
Soybeans are not safe to eat raw I don't think.
05-30-2006, 06:31 AM
I don't think raw soybeans are safe either. I am sure I've read that soybeans must be thoroughly cooked before ingesting. One of my vegetarian cookbooks even says that you should steam soy sprouts before eating them.
Maybe someone else knows for sure. :confused:
05-30-2006, 08:29 AM
I don't know for sure either and I have mentioned before that I do tend to steer shy of soybeans, but I do know of a place where directions for raw tofu can be found: "Love your body: live food recipes" by Viktoras Kulvinskas.
I saw directions for this and it involves rejuvelac (the fermented soak water from wheat), blended with sprouted soy beans and fermented again, then drained and seasoned. I guess the theory is that the sprouting and fermenting takes the place of cooking.
Check it out for yourself at: http://www.rawtimes.com/
Click the link at the top that says 'recipes' then go to #29 for the article.
Let us know what you think, anyone. Let us know how it works, anyone who is brave enough to try it.
Sharon in Colorado
05-30-2006, 09:53 AM
I am interested in tofu because of its protein
Just curious why you don't think you will be getting adequate protein from your fresh foods. All foods have the essential aminos for your body to make protein. Take a look at Alissa's photos.
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