Why we love tempeh, fermentation, and our newest organic salad

Tempeh Organic Salad

Delicious, plant-packed protein: introducing our latest vegan creation, the Asian Tempeh Salad

Surrounded by a rainbow of organic vegetables, including carrots, greens, purple cabbage, radishes, and more, tempeh is the star of this vegan salad. We are crazy about tempeh. Once you know a little more about it, you will be, too.

What is tempeh? A staple product of Indonesian cuisine, tempeh is made from partly cooked, fermented soybeans that naturally bind into a patty-like form. Grains may also be added.  Tempeh has a richer nutritional profile than other soybean-based products (like tofu) as a result of the fermentation process. In fermentation, ingredients have been left to steep so that sugars and carbs transform into probiotic agents and healthy enzymes, sometimes with the help of a strain of beneficial bacteria.

Fermented foods are found on every continent and culture: sourdough bread, kimchi, sauerkraut, pickles, kefir, and beer, just to name a few. As you may recall from our post on Biome Builder, these beneficial enzymes and probiotics aid in digestion and help heal your gut, and are linked to weight loss, clearer skin, and a stronger immune response.

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A few more notes about our newest salad:

It is packed with protein.

The protein in tempeh leaves you feeling completely satisfied long after the salad is gone.

And not just any protein – fermented protein. Enzymes created in the process soften and partially digest the soybeans, making tempeh more easily digestible than other plant-based proteins, like tofu. These enzymes also significantly increase the absorption of nutrients, including calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, and zinc. There is a marked difference in the nutritional profile of fermented vs. unfermented soy.

It is nut-free

If you’re a vegan with a tree nut allergy, variety is hard to come by when you’re eating out. This salad offers well-rounded nutrition through protein and veggies, plus delicious taste from using the freshest ingredients and a marinade based in coconut aminos, sesame seeds, wonder roots, and spices.

It is loaded with healthy, protective nutrients

A colorful plate of vegetables means wide range of healthy nutrients. Potassium, dietary fiber, folate, vitamin A, and vitamin C, are just a few in this dish. A high intake of vegetables is linked to reduced risk of heart disease, including heart attack and stroke, cancer, obesity, and type 2 diabetes – among others.

At Cocobeet, we craft everything from scratch using the freshest produce – and you taste the difference.  Organic. Vegan. Plant Packed. Pure Food For Active People.

See the complete vegan menu and our cold-pressed juice and smoothie selections.