tem·​peh | \ ˈtem-ˌpā How to pronounce tempeh (audio) \

Definition of tempeh

: an Asian food prepared by fermenting soybeans with a rhizopus

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Including soy sauce, miso, tofu, tempeh, edamame, and additives like soy lecithin · Dairy. Molly Kimball, nola.com, "The do’s and don’ts of the nutrient-rich Whole 30 diet: Best of Molly Kimball," 18 June 2019 Look for fermented foods, like sauerkraut, tempeh, and miso, as well as Greek yogurt with at least five strains of bacterial cultures added to it. Good Housekeeping, "Exactly What to Eat to Boost Your Immune System, According to a Registered Dietitian," 30 Jan. 2019 Vegetarian protein sources like tofu, tempeh, beans, cheese, and eggs fill me up just as well as their meaty counterparts, often at a fraction of the price. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "14 Meatless Meals That Cost Less Than $2," 16 Jan. 2019 Try cultured forms of legumes, like firm tofu or tempeh, instead. SELF, "Why This Registered Dietitian Tells (Some of) Her Patients to Avoid Kale Salads," 30 Nov. 2018 In other words, swapping that steak out for tofu or tempeh is a heart-smart move. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "Is Soy Good or Bad for You? Here's the Science-Backed Answer," 18 July 2018 Protein: Go plant-based with beans (white, black, pinto, etc.), lentils (French green or black beluga), chickpeas, edamame, baked tofu, or tempeh. Carrie Dennett, The Seattle Times, "Grain bowls are trending. Here’s how to make your own.," 28 Nov. 2018 Eating a high-fiber diet is also tied to lower colon cancer rates, and soyfoods like edamame and tempeh both have plenty of roughage. 2. Marygrace Taylor, Good Housekeeping, "Is Soy Good or Bad for You? Here's the Science-Backed Answer," 18 July 2018 Cut extra-firm tofu (drained) and soy tempeh crosswise into thirds. Lori Powell And Janis Jibrin, Good Housekeeping, "Simple Roasted Tofu and Tempeh Recipe," 7 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of tempeh

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tempeh

Javanese témpé

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English Language Learners Definition of tempeh

: an Asian food that is made from fermented soybeans

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