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Discussion in 'Countryside Families' started by mpillow, Dec 13, 2006.
For those of you who buy TVP....what are you paying? price/quantity
I pay whatever it costs for a 50 lb bag at www.bulkfoods.com
With buying the big bag I don't need to buy it very often!
Looks like it's currently $93.95 for 50 lbs - shipping included. There's also a $4.95 packing charge per order, for any sized order.
what is tvp?
Textured Vegetable Protein
textured vegetable protein
What is it? EXPENSIVE.... :help:
I would like to know how you use it? I found some for less than a dollar a pound but have no clue how to use it!!! :help:
It depends greatly on the type and quality. I like the frozen "crumbles" which look and taste similar to cooked and crumbled ground beef. I pay about $1.50 a lb for it through my local co-op, not bad, considering the that it's ready to use, no cooking. I can't buy ground beef for that much, and grinding my own meat takes time too.
Sandy, if it's the crumbles, just use it as you would crumbled ground beef. If it's the chunky kind, use it like you would cubed beef.
most of the TVP I can find around here, is much smaller than hanburger sized "crumbles", it's more like "Bac-o bits" sized crumbles. I can get it for about $1 a pound.
As for how we use it... I've made "tacos" with it, put it into soups to add more protein. It's not my favorite, but it's not ht eworst. I can buy ground beef cheaper than it per pound but it stores on my counter top and not in the freezer so it's a nive staple to have on hand.
"can buy ground beef cheaper than it per pound but it stores on my counter top and not in the freezer so it's a nive staple to have on hand."
My freezers are full of deer, pork and chicken but its the storage factor of the thing that I was curious about. It wouldnt be a sole substitute for us but a "stretcher" if you will. I'm going to check around locally and at least "try" it.
Thanks to all