Tofu is an amazing thing. The simple white block is basically magic, transforming into everything from a protein-packed eggless scramble to creamy Alfredo sauce in minutes. But anyone who’s not a fan of soy is in for a treat, because there’s a new option on the market that’s just as good and only has one ingredient: pumpkin seeds.
The company Foodies Vegan just announced its latest product: Pumfu, the world’s first tofu made entirely from pumpkin seeds. Not only is it soy-, nut-, and gluten-free, but it’s also non-GMO, minimally-processed, and organic. Basically, it gets an A+ on all fronts. The most impressive quality, though, is its nutrition stats. There are two 320-calorie servings per container, and each contains 17 grams of protein, 50 mg of calcium, 5.3 mg of iron (which is 30 percent of your DV), and 5 grams of fiber.
Unlike typical tofu that doesn’t have much of a taste on its own, the company says Pumfu has more of a nutty flavor, although that’s easily covered up when you use it in a recipe. Another perk? It’s texture also remains the same when frozen. That way, when you make too big of a batch of food to eat, thawing it later means you’ll still get to enjoy the same quality.
Right now, Pumfu is available on VeganEssentials.com for $5.99 a pack, but the company says it will be launching in stores soon.