textured vegetable protein

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a substance made from processed soya beans or other vegetables, used as a substitute for meat.

Food

  • protein extracted from vegetable sources, usually soya beans which is flavoured, solubilized and forced through a multitude of fine holes into a coagulating medium. The numerous fibres are brought together into a thick rope which is then chopped into pieces and dried. Used as a meat substitute.
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