Aside from the fact that soy is one of the most widely genetically modified foods on the market, and that it is included as one of the top 5 most allergenic foods, textured soy protein is denatured protein, which means the proteins are damaged in the process of turning a bean into something with a texture resembling meat. Whatever proteins there are in textured vegetable protein are not well used by the body. I was raised vegetarian on soy protein, by the way. I loved soy "meat" until I learned that to make a bean taste remotely palatable it had so many additives and had to be so highly processed it really wasn't food anymore.
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Posted by: etmacgay on May-02-12 3:33 PM (EST)
TVP no good no good.... from the article listed belowe: Every time you eat any product containing TVP you are consuming traces of hexane, the petroleum chemical, in which soybeans are treated in order to convert them into TVP. Soy processors use hexane as a solvent to separate soy fat from soy protein. The procedure involves soaking the soybeans in hexane, a by-product of gasoline refining.