Glossary - Ingredients



A soy food product that can be used as a meat substitute. Select the best soymeat variety for each dish.

A plant-based meat substitute made from soybeans. Select the variety and form most suited to your recipe for easy use.



Nutritionally speaking, soymeat is characteristic for its high protein and low fat content. In addition, it also is cholesterol-free. The main ingredient of soymeat, soybeans, contain many nutrients. In addition to being high in dietary fiber, soybeans also contain not only calcium but other minerals and vitamins (potassium, iron, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin E) as well, which are not commonly contained in meat. Furthermore, isoflavones contained in soybeans are said to help maintain beautiful skin.

Connoisseur selection / storage

It is possible to store dried varieties at room temperature for long periods of time. Retort pack varieties can be stored at room temperature, however must be used up at once after opening. Frozen varieties are to be stored in a freezer. Avoid refreezing thawed products.

Cooking tips

Three varieties are most commonly available: the rehydrated retort pack variety, the frozen variety and the dried variety. The dried variety is the most common and has a long shelf life. The retort pack varieties and frozen varieties do not need to be rehydrated with boiling water and are easy to use.

The block varieties are recommended for deep-frying, as well as in curries and cream-based stews. The sliced and filet varieties are recommended for ginger pork and other stir-fried dishes. The ground variety is recommended as a substitute for ground meat in hamburgers, meat sauce and other such dishes.

Cooking Basics

Soymeat - rehydrating

1. Use hot water

Use hot water to rehydrate for the amount of time indicated on the product package. Rehydrating can be done by both simmering in a pot and by soaking in hot water, and time for rehydration depends on both the product and the product form. Once rehydrated in hot water the amount will increase by about 3-fold.

2. Squeeze

Once rehydrated for the indicated time, place into cold water and rinse well, then thoroughly squeeze out excess moisture. Doing so will also remove excess odor.

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