Textured Vegetable Protein – TVP

Glossary of
Vegetarianism and
Vegetarian Cuisine

(noun)  A popular but ultimately unhealthy vegetarian replacement for meat. It is a refined byproduct of soy oil and can cause gastric distress.



Meat analog
Meat extender


Similar Product

Textured Soy Protein (TSP)


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