Hello tempeh lovers? Are you waiting us giving you new information about tempeh? If so, you are very lucky today since we are going to share to you other kinds of tempeh non-soybeans that you can make by yourself. So, are you ready to see the details? Come closer, then…
Those who usually consume tempeh may already know what kind of this food. But those who only ever hear about it and never consumes it, they probably feel curious what tempeh is, right? Previously, we already wrote article about 7 types of tempeh in Indonesia. As you know that other countries might have other types of beens/seeds. So now, we are going to share information about other types of tempeh you can find in other countries.
We are here not only to provide information to those who are expert in the tempeh-making field, but also those who are just starting to make it. Maybe you are one of them? Thus, we think that you will deeply need this information. Here we go!
What is tempeh?
In general, tempeh is a kind of traditional food originally from Indonesia made from soybeans. Due to its high nutritional value, many people consume tempeh. Once you taste it, you will feel little weird but unique with its taste. For the appearance, it is like cake. While if it is already cooked, the taste is sometimes like meat, chicken, even mushrooms. Well, let’s say tempeh is a soy-based meat alternative. Whatever its taste, you must try it to find the exact taste!
About Raprima Tempeh Starter
It has no doubt that when we are speaking about tempeh, it is always related to starter. We all know that this ingredients really plays an important role to ferment the beans into tempeh cake-like. As you already see in our article that there is one kind of starter which you can use to make tempeh. Please open here.
Kinds Of Tempeh
Alright, we already know types of tempeh in Indonesia and what best tempeh starter we can use. So now, what kind of other beans/seeds from other countries can we use to make tempeh using Raprima tempeh starter?
1. Velvet Bean Tempeh
According to a source, velvet bean tempeh is the second most popular variety of tempeh. The seeds can be found from a climbing vine which is known as Murcuna Pruriens. A reason of its popularity is its low cost and also high protein content. Therefore, it acts as a staple protein source for a lot of people’s diets.
2. Black Eyed Peas
The other type of tempeh you can make is black eyed peas, or usually known as cowpeas. It is such a great bean to start with if you are new to making homemade tempeh. It has very similar shape and texture with soybeans. Moreover, this seeds also cook up relatively fast when soaked. It is also a good source of minerals iron, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, etc.
3. Black Bean Tempeh
Some people are agree that making black bean tempeh is easier than making soybean tempeh. Why? Because you will not need to remove the hulls. Black beans are really soft and easily digested by Rhizopus mold contained in Raprima starter. Some of them also think that the dark color of the hulls give the tempeh a very nice look. Nevertheless, making tempeh is not difficult at all. What makes it difficult is when you never try to make it.
4. Winged Bean Tempeh
Winged bean, also refereed to as asparagus bean is cultivated in Burma and India. Then, it has been successfully introduced into other countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Bangladesh, etc. This kind of beans can be used to make a fermented meat substitute food product called tempeh. It is also a rich source for antioxidant, tocopherol, and vitamin A.
5. Hazelnut Tempeh
If you usually find hazelnut served in combination with chocolate, now you will be amazed since it can be used to make tempeh, too. People usually call it as the cooked nougat. Why so? After inoculating boiled hazelnuts with the mold culture, the mycelium (a rot-like system of fungus) appears. And this is what binds the hazelnuts together to form big cakes that look like nougat.
6. Mung Bean Tempeh
Recently, consuming raw sprouts mung beans has become an increasingly popular way to eat them. Also, they usually are served in small amounts as top meals or salads. Besides, this beans can also be cooked into tempeh. When you consume mung beans, whether as raw sprouts or cooked legumes or even fermented as tempeh, this beans can provide a great plant-based protein for vegans, vegetarians and those who are trying to reduce animal consumption.
7. Broad Bean Tempeh
Also called as Fava beans, this kind of beans have no saturated fat or cholesterol. It can be made into tempeh and you will see the unique appearance of its size and color. This beans contain a high concentration of thiamin, vitamin K, vitamin B-6, magnesium, zinc, etc. Moreover, it also has an inexpensive source of protein.
8. Chickpeas Tempeh
Cultivated originally in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, chickpeas have spread their culinary influence across the world. Moreover, they also come with a range of potential health benefits. Just like other kind of legumes such as beans, peas, or lentils, this seeds are high in fiber and protein. It also contains several key vitamins and minerals. This is why people can also use this seeds to make tempeh.
9. Green Bean Tempeh
Green bean is a kind of legumes which seeds, fruits, and leaves can be consumed after cooked. This bean is one type of vegetables that is often added in various types of cuisines. The seeds can also be made into tempeh. As we already know that tempeh is rich for its protein. The protein is mostly obtained from the seeds used. And green bean is also one type of bean which is high in protein.
10. Jack Bean Tempeh
This bean is native to tropical Africa and to South and Central America. The pods and seeds are edible and used for food. The young pods usually can be cooked as a vegetable. Even, the whole plant, pods, and seeds can also be used to feed animals. You can also make tempeh from jack bean seeds. Due to its high nutrient, this bean can be used as a partial substitute for fish meal.
11. Sword Bean Tempeh
How about sword bean? Well, jack bean and sword bean are related but different species. It is also believed to have its origins in the Asian continent. Both jack bean and sword bean has numerous health benefits. They are energy boosters and are great source of protein. Sword bean seeds are very good to be make into tempeh.
12. Lupin Tempeh
Because of its protein content, lupin bean can be served as alternative for soybeans as substrate for tempeh production. We can also cook the bean into several type of cuisines. They are not only deliciously addictive snack or appetizer, but they are also incredibly nutritious and high in protein.
13. Lucaena Tempeh
In Indonesia, it is the third most popular tempeh which is called ‘tempe lamtoro’. The tree of Leucaena is native to Central America. The mature seeds of Lucaena can be roasted, while the young dry seeds are popped like pop-corn or can be made into tempeh.
14. Lima Bean Tempeh
This beans are usually called ‘butter beans’ because it has starchy yet buttery texture. Lima beans can be cooked into tempeh. It has a delicate flavor which complements a wide variety of dishes such as tempeh. This beans are a rich source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. So if you are looking for ingredients to make tempeh, you can use this bean.
15. Lablab Bean Tempeh
Lablab bean is native to Africa and cultivated throughout the tropics for food. This plant needs hot climate conditions. So, the tropical zone of Africa, India and also Latin American are the places where Lablab beans are in great demand. Besides can be used as salads, soups, or desserts, the beans can also be cooked into tempeh. It is a perfect source of protein, iron, magnesium, zinc, vitamin, etc.
Well, if you are looking for a tempeh starter of Raprima to make your own tempeh, we are here to help you. We will also help you with your problem in making tempeh. You can contact us anytime you want at:
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