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    This unique organic, protein rich and low fat product has the potential to change the way we view Tofu in the UK. Clearspring Organic long life Tofu is made with just three ingredients: organic whole soya beans, spring water from Mount Fuji and Nigari- a naturally occurring mineral rich coagulant derived from sea water. Denser and richer than other soft tofu it has a silky soft, smooth texture whilst maintaining firmness. It is very easy to use and tastes as good as fresh tofu.

    We have always focused on developing new innovative organic foods which combine tradition with convenience, economical production with ecological sustainability and quality without compromise. It took several years to develop this creamy smooth Long Life Organic Tofu in line with these principles.

    Made with just three ingredients:

    1. Premium quality whole, fully traceable and EU certified organic soya beans which are specially contract grown for Clearspring. By law this means that the soya beans have to be sustainably cultivated, grown without the use of artificial fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides and cannot be Genetically Modified. Organic certification also means that the tofu production process does not permit commonly used processing aids such as defoamers, bleaches or preservatives.
    2. Nigari, a naturally occurring mineral rich coagulant derived from sea water. The base of nigari is magnesium chloride which makes tofu a good source of both magnesium and chloride.
    3. Pure spring water from Mount Fuji.

    Ingredients: Water, soya beans*(26%), firming agent: nigari (magnesium chloride). *organically grown

    Product weight - 300g, available in a long life package. Ambient product but keep it under 20 degrees. DO NOT freeze.

    Types of tofu

    There are two main types of tofu available: silken and hard. Silken tofu is produced by coagulating soya milk without curdling it and is normally available in two consistencies: soft and firm. Clearspring organic tofu falls in the latter category. Both are however more creamy, smooth and delicate than hard tofu which is drained and pressed and therefore more robust.

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    • Gluten Free
    • Dairy Free
    • Low Fat
    • Salt Free
    • High in Protein*
    • Source of Magnesium**
    • High in Chloride***

     

    *Protein contributes to a growth in muscle mass, the maintenance of muscle mass and the maintenance of normal bones.
    **Magnesium contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue, electrolyte balance, normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal functioning of the nervous system, normal muscle function, normal protein synthesis, normal psychological function, the maintenance of normal bones, the maintenance of normal teeth and has a role in the process of cell division.
    ***Chloride contributes to normal digestion by production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.

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    Although you can keep Clearspring Tofu in your kitchen cupboard until you really need it, it has the 'just made taste' of fresh Tofu. This is the result of knowledge, processes and immense experience of our Japanese master producer. Cut it, fry it, mash it, marinate it, boil it, Tofu is a very versatile ingredient. From soups to smoothies, it can be used in savoury as well as in sweet dishes. If you are on a vegan or vegetarian diet or simply want to reduce your meat intake, Tofu is an easy and popular source of protein which is also lactose and gluten free and low in fat.

    For ideas on how to use tofu watch our recipe videos below or get inspired by our customers ideas.

    Recipe Videos

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    How is organic tofu different from non-organic tofu?

    Organic versus non-organic:

    Organic tofu by law has to be made from organic, non GM soya beans which are grown sustainably without using artificial fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. Environmentally, organic soya is a very beneficial crop because its roots fix nitrogen in the soil which most other plants take out. Because of this function you will often see soya planted on the banks of rice paddies in Asia. It is also very suited to low-input agriculture.

    Conversely the vast majority of non-organic soya beans are:

    • Genetically modified and/or grown using artificial fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.
    • Often grown on deforested land using slash and burn techniques which are totally unsustainable practices.

    Nigari Tofu vs. Non-Nigari Tofu:

    The highest quality Tofu is made using a coagulant called Nigari, a derivative of seawater. Natural nigari is essentially distilled seawater with the salt removed. The base of nigari is magnesium chloride and it also has over 100 other beneficial mineral salts in abundance, such as potassium chloride and magnesium sulphate.

    Alternative cheaper coagulants without the beneficial minerals are:

    • GDL (Glucono-deltalactone)
    • calcium sulphate
    • calcium chloride

    Processing Aids:

    The production process for Organic Tofu does not allow the commonly used processing aids:

    • Defoamers
    • Bleaches, which are sometimes used to improve colour
    • Preservatives, often added to the water in which the tofu is packed.

    Clearspring is proud of the fact that our expert producers use their skill and experience to make our tofu with just three ingredients: organic soya beans, nigari and water – that’s all, no fillers required!



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