Glossary - Ingredients

Okara/Soy pulp


By-product of tofu loaded with dietary fibers. Also comes in powder form


"Okara" (soy pulp) is the squeezed pulp of soy milk after making tofu. Not only is okara used in stews, chopped dishes, and salads, but also in cookies and cakes! You can get it raw or dried, and the powdered variety found internationally is quite convenient.


50% of the solid content in okara is made of dietary fibers, and it is also rich in protein, calcium, and B vitamins.


Lasts for around 2-3 days when refrigerated. Can also be frozen.


The name okara comes from the fact that it comes from "kara" which means squeezed pulp. It is sometimes called "unohana" after the Japanese word for the white deutzia flower, or "kirazu" which means no cutting because it can be prepared without a knife.

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