Everything About Tofu FAQ

Do you use genetically modified soybeans?
No. All of the soybeans used by our company have been cultivated by traditional breeding methods and not been genetically modified using DNA technology.
Can Unicurd tofu be eaten straight from the container?
Yes, It is safe to eat straight from the container as the tofu has undergone a heat treatment of pasteurization during the manufacturing process.
Can I eat tofu that has turned sour?
No. If the tofu has turned sour, it shows that there is a high level of microbial contamination in it. If tofu is not kept refrigerated at the correct chilled temperature, it will spoil before the expiry date indicated on the box of tofu.
What are calcium sulphate and glucono delta lactone listed on Unicurd tofu label?
They are both coagulants. As we know that tofu is made from soymilk, in order to coagulate tofu, calcium sulphate and glucono delta lactone are used.
Do you add any preservatives in Unicurd tofu?
No. Unicurd tofu does not contain any preservatives what so ever. All of Unicurd Tofu go through the process of pasteurization and so there is no need to add preservatives in tofu.
How long can I keep Unicurd tofu after opening the box?
Refrigerate any unused portions promptly in an airtight container and use within 2 - 3 days maximum. You should cover the tofu with a pinch of salt in water. As a source of protein, tofu is highly perishable once removed from the airtight package. To avoid foodborne illness, we do not recommend eating leftover tofu after 3 days.
I have heard that consumption of tofu causes Gout?
All types of legumes, including soy, peas and peanuts would be considered moderate in purine content. Therefore, these foods could be included in the diet occasionally. The foods to eliminate completely would be anchovies, sardines, herring, mackarel, scallops, beef kidneys, brains, sweetbreads and liver. However, restricting dietary purine is not always indicated in the treatment of gout.
Other aspects of nutrition therapy such as weight control, limited alcohol intake and control of high blood triglycerides is recommended. A moderate protein intake (0.8kg of body weight) is recommended because excess protein can promote an increase in urinary excertion.a diet high in fat should be avoided because of its effect on renal retention of uric acid. Soyfoods can be used in diets by people with gout within the context of a healthy, low fat diet (no more than 30% of total calories).
Is it true that soy protein helps prevent heart disease?
A soy protein diet may help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease- the leading cause of death in Singapore. The FDA approved health claim for soy protein reads, "25 grams of soy protein a day as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease." 1 pc of Unicurd Tau Kwa 200g contains 27.6 g of soy protein per container.
Is soy protein a complete protein?
Actually, the soybean is the only plant protein that is considered equivalent to animal protein. That’s because soyfoods contain all nine essential amino acids needed to make a protein in the body. Protein quality is also evaluated by the USDA using a score called the Protein Digestibility Corrected Amino Acids Score (PDCAAS), which can help us to know how well a protein is broken down and used in the body. Soy protein scores the same as animal protein, with a PDCAAS of 1.0. (Reference from Soyfood Health Handbook).

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