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Tofu vs. Tempeh

Which is healthier: edamame, tofu, or tempeh?

October 1, 2008 |
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The study didn’t include soybeans, but there was a study this year which answered the question which is healthier, tofu or edemame, the soybeans themselves. You tell me: Who says tofu is healthier??? Who says edemame??? It is indeed the edemame, but all right smartypants’s: what about tempeh versus edemame??? Who says Tempeh? Who edemame? Nope, tempeh is actually better. Tempeh, like edemame is a whole soy food—you can see all the little individual beans in there, but the fermentation process adds extra nutrition. Is more antimutagenic than unfermented beans.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Dianne Moore.

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Dr. Michael Greger

Doctor's Note

Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on soy. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos--please feel free to explore them as well!

For some context, please check out my associated blog post: The Best Foods: test your nutrition knowledge.