Vietnamese Tofu

Fried tofu in a sweet & spicy tomato sauce, served with brown rice.

 

Allergens: soy, wheat

429kcals, 12g fat, 57g carbs, 22.3 protein

Tofu

  • An excellent food from a nutritional and health perspective. Tofu is considered to be a “complete food” because it contains all essential amino acids for protein synthesis.

  • Tofu is known to be high in calcium. In fact, a 4oz serving of tofu contains about as much calcium as a full 8oz glass of cow’s milk.

  • It contains no saturated fat. Saturated fat is one of the worst kinds of fat and can contribute to heart disease, hypertension, and other diseases.

  • Contains a good amount of iron, copper, and manganese. These nutrients work to help the body absorb each other and all three are essential for a healthy diet but can also help boost energy.

Spring Onion

  • Heart health: Spring onion is loaded with antioxidants, which prevents oxidative damage of our body by the free radicals and helps to lower the blood pressure & cholesterol levels in the body. Sulphur present in spring onion is also beneficial to lower the risk of heart problems.​

  • Control blood sugar level: The sulphur compounds present in green spring onion also increase the body’s ability to produce insulin and thus help in preventing diabetes.

Brown Rice

  • A whole grain that contains the bran and germ, as apposed to white rice which is a refined grain that has these nutritious parts removed.

  • Brown rice has a lower glycaemic index than white rice, meaning that it’s digested slower & has less of an impact on blood sugar.

  • The fibre helps lower cholesterol, moves waste through the digestive tract, promotes fullness & may help prevent the formation of blood clots.

  • Exceptionally high in manganese, a mineral vital for many important processes in the body, such as bone development, wound healing, muscle contraction metabolism, nerve function & blood sugar regulation.