Minced TVP stands for Minced Textured Vegetable Protein. It is a plant-based protein product made from defatted soy flour that has been processed and dried to create a meat-like texture. The soy flour is cooked under pressure, then extruded and cut into small pieces or flakes.
Minced TVP is often used as a meat substitute in vegetarian and vegan dishes, as it can mimic the texture and appearance of ground meat. It is also a good source of protein, dietary fiber, and other essential nutrients.
To use minced TVP, it is typically rehydrated with hot water or vegetable broth and then flavored with spices and other seasonings. It can be used in a variety of recipes, including vegetarian chili, tacos, and spaghetti sauce. Because of its versatility and nutritional benefits, minced TVP has become a popular ingredient in many plant-based and vegetarian dishes.