TVP or TSP is short for texturised soy vegetable protein. Otherwise known as soy meat, or soya chunks TVP is a defatted soy flour product, a by-product of extracting soybean oil. It is often used as a meat analogue or meat extender. It is quick to cook, is high in protein, contains no cholesterol, lactose, or casein. It is rich in dietary fibre, minerals and low in total fat, sodium and saturated fatty acids.
Soak 1 cup of TVP in hot water or stock. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes