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5 Benefits of Tempe for Health

5 Benefits of Tempe for Health

Posting Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 | 8:19 am

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5 Benefits of Tempe for Health
Tempe contains carbohydrates, fiber, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, and biotin.

JamuDigital.Com- PIONER MEDIA ONLINE & MARKETPLACE JAMU INDONESIA. Tempe is a typical Indonesian food, made from soybeans which have been fermented or broken down by microorganisms.

Apart from soybeans, tempeh can also be made from various other types of beans, wheat, or a mixture of wheat and soybeans. This traditional food has a dry, chewy texture. How to process it can be steamed, sauteed, or baked.

Tempe contains many good nutrients that the body needs, such as high protein and low fat content. Not only that, tempeh also contains calcium, phosphorus, thiamin, vitamin B12, and retinol which are much higher in number than beef.

Tempeh also contains carbohydrates, fiber, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, and biotin which are not present in beef. Tempeh is not only delicious and priced cheaply. This traditional food is also rich in nutrients in it.

The content of various nutrients in tempeh makes tempeh believed to have a myriad of benefits for the body. Reporting from Instagram Halodoc, Tuesday, January 5, 2021, here are 5 benefits of tempeh for health:

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1. A Good Source of Protein

Tempe has a higher protein content than beef. Because of this, tempeh is often used as a substitute for meat. Lots of vegetarians or vegans who prefer tempeh to meet their protein needs. Every 100 grams of tempeh contains 20 grams of protein.

This amount is able to meet the daily protein needs of up to 34 percent for adults. Besides functioning to maintain muscle tissue, protein functions to produce proteolytic enzymes that can break down protein chains, so that they can be absorbed by the body.

2. Contains High Antioxidants
Furthermore, tempeh acts as an antioxidant that can ward off free radicals in the body that can cause various disorders in the body, to cause cancer. This can occur because of the content of isoflavones and other nutrients in tempeh. The role of tempeh as an antioxidant is proven to be more effective when juxtaposed with regular boiled soybeans.

3. A good source of calcium
The next benefit of tempeh is as a source of calcium in the body. When it comes to sources of calcium, people will remember milk. In fact, tempeh can be a good source of calcium, not much different from milk. Every 100 grams of milk contains 125 milligrams of calcium, while every 100 grams of tempeh contains 155 milligrams of calcium.

4. As a Diet Menu
Tempe can be used as one of the diet menus because it contains high protein, high fiber, and low fat. Besides having a lot of good content, tempeh is also easily absorbed by the body. The content of vitamin B complex in tempeh is very good for fulfilling nutritional intake when someone is undergoing a diet program.

5. Meet the Needs of Vitamin B12
The next benefit of tempeh is to meet the needs of vitamin B12, especially for vegans. Vitamin B12 has a myriad of good benefits, such as producing red blood cells, helping the DNA synthesis process, activating folic acid, maintaining a healthy nervous system in the body, and brain function. Tempe is the only source of vitamin B12 that comes from plants. (Source: Halodoc Instagram Infographic). JamuDigital.Com Editorial

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