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I've seen ham, beef, chicken, even bacon flavored tvp. Has anyone tried it? My biggest fear is that they are very high in sodium. Should I stick with flavoring it myself or are these healthy options?
 

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Riot Nrrrd
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I'd avoid the preflavored stuff. Probably OK for occasional use, but your thoughts about sodium content are well-founded. Ham and bacon flavors are inherently salty, commercial chicken flavoring (chicken based or vegetarian) is notoriously salt laden. The thing I like about TVP/TSP is the texture.<br><br>
Incidentally, the well known commercial product Bac-Os is essentially flavored TVP. (And the flavoring is vegan! Still wretched stuff though ...)<br><br>
I actually use bulgar wheat in situations where TVP is common. The bulger wheat is 1) 'real' food and 2) doesn't get mushy like TVP can
 

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The prowling wolf
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As long as you don't eat them every day they can sure be part of a healthy diet. I eat fake pepperoni ''deli'' slices on sandwiches sometimes, they're good to satisfy cravings.
 
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