eli5 Tofu has lower protein ratio than breadcrumbs


Isnt tofu like a meat substitute for vegans? How come it has lower protein ratio (8%) than breadcrumbs (13%).

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Tofu is not a “meat substitute for vegans”. It’s been used in China for hundreds of years by peasants who used it to stretch out how long pork lasts.

With that said, are you comparing the same serving size? The tofu I just used has 17g of protein per 100g, and the breadcrumbs I looks up online have 15g of protein per 100g.

Sometimes tofu comes packed together with some liquid/water, and this reduces the relative amount of protein. This also happens sometimes with canned beans, chickpeas or lentils.

Properly prepared bread is one of the most nutritious foods on earth, and may be the only food a human can exclusively subsist on. That is to say, properly prepared bread has plenty protein, and so does tofu

Are you asking for the reason your tofu has that specific amount? Are you asking why 13 is more than 8? What sort of response are you going for here?