Monday, March 29, 2021

Increasing Tofu Demand During Covid 19 Pandemic - Economics 12

Fig 01- Raw tofu, ready to cook

Few years ago, we always buy tofu from ethnic groceries such as:

- Korean shop

- Asian market

- Vietnam stores

We may find tofu in the Walmart and other big retails almost everyday now. It is because demand for tofu skyrocket recently, especially during Covid 19 pandemic.

Two types of tofu are available in the market with different prices. Costs per pound are:

- US$ 1.64 for common tofu

- US$ 2.64 for organic tofu

As reported by mainstream medias like Washington Post (2020) and Bloomberg (2020) that demand for tofu not only increasing, but also even shortage in many places include Seattle and Washington DC.

We may wonder why?


Fig 02- Tofu nutrition facts

First, USA faced shortage of meat at early months of pandemic, then, many Americans try to find alternative. 


Fig 03- Tofu curry, one of popular dishes

Tofu is not bad choice, since its rich in:

- protein

- fiber

- vitamins

- minerals

This food is actually fermented food, the making process is similar to cheese. The differences are:

- tofu was fermented from soy milk.

- cheese from milks of cows, goats or other mammals.

In addition to nutrition riches, tofu contains:

- no cholesterol

- gluten free

- lower saturated fat

- lower calories

Since getting popular, tofu is a billion dollar industry now. Both in the USA and world markets.

Do you know tofu? Have you tasted it?

28 comments:

  1. ...something that I have never had.

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  2. No he probado nunca el tofu Tanza y por aquí creo que no es habitual.
    Buen lunes. Cuídate.
    Un abrazo.

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  3. I have never that informations... thanks for your sharing...

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    1. tofu is getting popular everywhere


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      Increasing Tofu Demand During Covid 19 Pandemic - Economics 12
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      Fig 01- Raw tofu, ready to cook

      Few years ago, we always buy tofu from ethnic groceries such as:
      - Korean shop
      - Asian market
      - Vietnam stores

      We may find tofu in the Walmart and other big retails almost everyday now. It is because demand for tofu skyrocket recently, especially during Covid 19 pandemic.

      Two types of tofu are available in the market with different prices. Costs per pound are:
      - US$ 1.64 for common tofu
      - US$ 2.64 for organic tofu

      As reported by mainstream medias like Washington Post (2020) and Bloomberg (2020) that demand for tofu not only increasing, but also even shortage in many places include Seattle and Washington DC.

      We may wonder why?

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  4. Tanza, We have tried Tofu and just don't care for it. One of my wife's sisters has a vegan son and daughter in law and they have tofu turkey for Thanksgiving... No thanks! Stay Safe and Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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  5. Grew up eating tofu, but I don't trust soya beans these days. Tofu we ate when we were kids tasted so much BETTER.

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      Increasing Tofu Demand During Covid 19 Pandemic - Economics 12
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      Fig 02- Tofu nutrition facts

      First, USA faced shortage of meat at early months of pandemic, then, many Americans try to find alternative.

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  7. Interesting. We have it occasionally. It makes me think of an old K-drama where the old grandpa made everyone practically live on tofu which in the long run made them very rich, saving their money. They turned out to be more rich and healthy than the rich folks he worked for.

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  8. I like it in soup and ramen...even pizza.

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    1. I never tasted pizza tofu....


      Thanks-
      Increasing Tofu Demand During Covid 19 Pandemic - Economics 12
      -
      Fig 03- Tofu curry, one of popular dishes

      Tofu is not bad choice, since its rich in:
      - protein
      - fiber
      - vitamins
      - minerals

      This food is actually fermented food, the making process is similar to cheese. The differences are:
      - tofu was fermented from soy milk.
      - cheese from milks of cows, goats or other mammals.

      In addition to nutrition riches, tofu contains:
      - no cholesterol
      - gluten free
      - lower saturated fat
      - lower calories

      Since getting popular, tofu is a billion dollar industry now. Both in the USA and world markets.

      Do you know tofu? Have you tasted it?

      Delete
  9. We have tofu occasionally and love it. Have it in our soup, pasta sauce and other dishes. It's good and marinates well.

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  10. I've eaten tofu (not constantly, but from time to time) for many years. I like it in soups as it picks up the flavor of what it is cooked or simmered with. There's also a chocolate 'silk pie' made with tofu that I used to make. I had no idea tofu's popularity had soared during the pandemic.

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    1. I should try a chocolate 'silk pie' of tofu... must be delicious.


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      Thanks-
      Increasing Tofu Demand During Covid 19 Pandemic - Economics 12
      -
      Fig 01- Raw tofu, ready to cook

      Few years ago, we always buy tofu from ethnic groceries such as:
      - Korean shop
      - Asian market
      - Vietnam stores

      We may find tofu in the Walmart and other big retails almost everyday now. It is because demand for tofu skyrocket recently, especially during Covid 19 pandemic.

      Two types of tofu are available in the market with different prices. Costs per pound are:
      - US$ 1.64 for common tofu
      - US$ 2.64 for organic tofu

      As reported by mainstream medias like Washington Post (2020) and Bloomberg (2020) that demand for tofu not only increasing, but also even shortage in many places include Seattle and Washington DC.

      We may wonder why?

      Delete
  11. I’ve tried tofu several times. Wish Ilked it more.

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  12. I enjoy tofu and cook with it often. Tofu scrambles for breakfast is pretty yummy.

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  13. J'en ai déjà acheté mais je ne sais pas bien le cuisinier, je prend plutôt des boulettes de soja/légumes ou aux poix chiches.
    Bonne journée

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    1. Thanks-
      Increasing Tofu Demand During Covid 19 Pandemic - Economics 12
      -
      Fig 02- Tofu nutrition facts

      First, USA faced shortage of meat at early months of pandemic, then, many Americans try to find alternative.

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  14. Yum ... it look like fudge in the photo. Tofu is an excellent choice at any time, especially when thinking of the animals we eat and treat so badly.

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  15. Love tofu, but I always buy flavoured ones, either smoked, or garlic and onions or dill. I love to cut it into slices and bread them in breadcrumbs and sesame.

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  16. We use tofu sporadically, but I should integrate it into our diet more frequently. It is very healthy, of course, and can be prepared in so many different ways.

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  17. I like tofu ... add sliced and fried to a vegetable salad.

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    1. me too ...


      Thanks-
      Increasing Tofu Demand During Covid 19 Pandemic - Economics 12
      -
      Fig 03- Tofu curry, one of popular dishes

      Tofu is not bad choice, since its rich in:
      - protein
      - fiber
      - vitamins
      - minerals

      This food is actually fermented food, the making process is similar to cheese. The differences are:
      - tofu was fermented from soy milk.
      - cheese from milks of cows, goats or other mammals.

      In addition to nutrition riches, tofu contains:
      - no cholesterol
      - gluten free
      - lower saturated fat
      - lower calories

      Since getting popular, tofu is a billion dollar industry now. Both in the USA and world markets.

      Do you know tofu? Have you tasted it?

      Delete
  18. Very interesting informations, I like tofu

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  19. Great post! So far we have not tried tofu and tofu base dish. But really would love to try it, thank you for information. Greetings from Turkey. Happy spring.

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    1. I see .....


      Thanks-
      Increasing Tofu Demand During Covid 19 Pandemic - Economics 12
      -
      Fig 01- Raw tofu, ready to cook

      Few years ago, we always buy tofu from ethnic groceries such as:
      - Korean shop
      - Asian market
      - Vietnam stores

      We may find tofu in the Walmart and other big retails almost everyday now. It is because demand for tofu skyrocket recently, especially during Covid 19 pandemic.

      Two types of tofu are available in the market with different prices. Costs per pound are:
      - US$ 1.64 for common tofu
      - US$ 2.64 for organic tofu

      As reported by mainstream medias like Washington Post (2020) and Bloomberg (2020) that demand for tofu not only increasing, but also even shortage in many places include Seattle and Washington DC.

      We may wonder why?

      Delete

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