A product made from condensed soy milk pressed into solid blocks. It is off-white in color and can be prepared in various ways.
Originated in China over 2,000 years ago, possibly during the Han dynasty (206–220 BCE).
Tofu was introduced to Korea and Japan by the 8th century, likely through contact with Chinese merchants.
Tofu contains protein, iron, and magnesium.
“Tofu History-Chinese Cuisine” by Liv Wan (2018) https://www.thespruceeats.com/tofu-history-in-chinese-cuisine-4090272
“What Is Tofu, and Is It Good for You?” by Alina Petre” (2018) https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/what-is-tofu#what-it-is