Saying Tofu in different languages:

French – Tofu
Spanish – Tofu
Gujarati – તોફુ
Hindi – तोफू



Tofu originated in China, is a food made of condensed soy milk that is pressed into solid white blocks. Its process is quite similar to how cheese is made.

Tofu is a very good food having many health benefits. In other side, there are some experts who advise to avoid Tofu as it is a genetically-modified poison!

Although genetically modified foods are controversial, research has so far not found them to be harmful to human health.

Tofu Has Many Nutrients:

100 Gram serving of Tofu contains:

  • Protein: 8 grams.
  • Carbs: 2 grams.
  • Fiber: 1 gram.
  • Fat: 4 grams.
  • Manganese: 31% of the RDI (Recommended Dietary Intakes).
  • Calcium: 20% of the RDI.
  • Selenium: 14% of the RDI.
  • Phosphorus: 12% of the RDI.
  • Copper: 11% of the RDI.
  • Magnesium: 9% of the RDI.
  • Iron: 9% of the RDI.
  • Zinc: 6% of the RDI.

Tofu Also Contains Some Antinutrients:

Trypsin inhibitors: These compounds block trypsin, an enzyme needed to properly digest protein.

Phytates: Phytates can reduce the absorption of minerals such as calcium, zinc and iron.

Lectins: Lectins are proteins that can cause nausea and bloating when uncooked, improperly cooked or eaten in excess.

However, soaking or cooking soybeans can inactivate or eliminate some of these antinutrients.

Health Benefits:

  • Tofu Contains Beneficial Isoflavones
  • Tofu May Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease
  • Tofu helps to Reduce the Risk of Some Cancers (Breast Cancer, Cancers of the Digestive System, Prostate Cancer)
  • Tofu May Reduce the Risk of Diabetes
  • Helps in
    • Bone Health
    • Brain Function
    • Menopause Symptoms
    • Skin Elasticity
    • Weight loss
    • In short Tofu is a healthy food.