Traditional Food With Many Benefits
There is one traditional Indonesian food that has many benefits if you eat it. This food has existed since ancient times and still exists today. What food is that? Yup, tempe.
Tempe or tempeh is a traditional Indonesian food made from fermented soybeans. This food is the most popular of all circles. The reason is because tempeh is very easy to find, whether it's in vegetable stalls or supermarkets.
" Can tempeh be processed into anything? "
Of course. Nowadays, many people make foods that use tempeh as the basic ingredient, such as cakes, biscuits, and even steaks as a substitute for meat. Although some people still think this tempe-based preparation is strange from the results and taste. Besides being used as a side dish for eating, tempeh can also be used as a snack when you are relaxing at home. I often buy tempeh because how to process it does not require special skills to make it. You just need to fry it until it's cooked and you can coat the tempeh with flour.
" Then, what benefits do we get when we consume tempeh? "
The benefits that you get from tempeh have been tested by many experts and they say that tempeh is very beneficial for our bodies, including:
• high in protein
Tempe contains high protein so you will feel full longer. With a relatively cheaper and affordable price, you can get protein that is just as good as a substitute for animal protein. In addition, this food is also suitable as a source of protein for those of you who do not eat meat or are vegetarians.
• suppress appetite
Foods high in protein can also help control appetite. This is because the consumption of protein sources will provide a sense of fullness and reduce hunger.
One study found that high-protein soy snacks also increased satiety and improved diet quality. This is compared to a high-fat snack. So, it is very suitable if you are on a diet but are afraid of gaining weight when snacking.
• can prevent anemia
Some people do not know that tempeh can print anemia. Because in the content of soybeans in tempeh contains a lot of iron. This is very good for those of you who suffer from anemia or lack of blood by consuming tempeh or other processed soybeans.
So, those are some of the benefits of tempeh. Tempe is very safe for consumption for all ages. Because tempeh does not contain harmful substances or substances in it. In Indonesia, tempeh is one of the most favorite foods. Even tempeh is now known worldwide and one thing I know is that tempeh is sold by the British and many people like it (you can see the video below).
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It's like tofu which I like :) I have had the chance to eat tempeh during my visit in Indonesia before. I do like tofu that's why I find tempeh to my liking as well :)