Green Cuisine's tempeh is a simple and versatile plant-based protein made from fermented soybeans. It has a nutty, mushroomy, savoury flavour and a firm texture that can be used in various cuisines.
We follow the traditional Indonesian technique of fermenting soybeans, which involves inoculating them with a fungus called Rhizopus oligosporus and fermenting them for 24-48 hours. During fermentation, the beans bind with a mushroom mycelium that grows from the starter, becoming a dense, smooth network of white fibres that transforms the tempeh into a firm, solid cake. The fermentation process releases many flavour compounds, creating a subtle nutty umami flavour with hints of mushroom and mild cheese.
Tempeh is an excellent source of protein, prebiotics, amino acids, and a wide array of vitamins and minerals.
We cook all of our tempeh before packaging to halt the fermentation and extend its shelf life. Sometimes, towards the end of fermentation, the mycelium will develop dark patches on the surface; this is known as sporulation and is the microscopic fungus-producing seeds. Sporulation is entirely natural and harmless and indicates ripeness.
Tempeh lends itself to many cooking styles and techniques, adding a hearty plant-based protein boost to many dishes. It can be marinated for extra flavour and deep-fried, pan-fried, or baked for a crispy texture. It's perfect for curries, stir-fries, salads, sandwiches, and more.
Green Cuisine tempeh is not only delicious but also environmentally friendly. It requires much less water than meat or dairy and does not contribute to methane in the atmosphere. It can be produced anywhere globally with little labour, technology, and machines. Tempeh is genuinely the future of food security.
We have spent years testing and fine tuning making soy free tempeh and are very proud of our sunflower based tempeh. It stands up to soy tempeh in texture, flavour and cooking versatility, offering all the health benefits of regular tempeh.
Marinated then cold smoked with hickory wood our Smoked Tempeh adds a rich flavour to any meal.
Our Indonesian tempeh is pre-cooked with coriander, turmeric and chillies, making it easy for you to add a tasty protein punch to your favourite recipes.
Simply Soybean tempeh is all ready for cooking and marinating with your favourite seasonings, made with Canadian grown organic soybeans it provides an important natural source of protein and tastes great!
7 Grain Tempeh
Enjoy the nutty texture and mildly sweet flavour that the addition of wild rice, quinoa, buckwheat, black and brown rice and sunflower seeds adds to the tempeh. Pairs nicely alongside a potato side dish or in a gravy.
Original Tempeh Burger
2 marinated tempeh patties per package, ready for a quick grill or fry. Pile on the fixings for a satisfying quick meal.
Barbecue Tempeh Burgers
2 marinated tempeh patties per package, a hint of smoky heat that cooks up fast. Serve on a bun or as an entrée.
Miso Gravy Tempeh
Soy tempeh strips in a miso gravy. All ready to pair with some roasted or mashed potatoes for a delicious meal.
Sweet Chilli Tempeh
Soy tempeh strips in a sweet chilli sauce, serve alongside some rice and salad for a complete meal.
Tempeh Storage & Serving Tips
- Always keep your tempeh in the refrigerator. Once opened, store your tempeh in an airtight container and use it within a couple of days.
- Use different flavours of tempeh for different applications. Each kind has uniqueness.
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Cooking with Tempeh is easy
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