textured vegetable protein


: protein from some vegetables and especially soybeans used as a substitute for or added to meat

Examples of textured vegetable protein in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At the Realm Refillery, shoppers can find an impressive array of bulk bins with pantry staples like grains, beans, flours, coffee, tea, vital wheat gluten and textured vegetable protein. Kristine De Leon, oregonlive, 12 June 2022 Burgerlords added a second housemade patty to the menu last year, using TVP, or textured vegetable protein. New York Times, 24 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of textured vegetable protein was in 1968

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“Textured vegetable protein.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/textured%20vegetable%20protein. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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