Tofu, soya a traditional Chinese food known throughout the world.
Tofu is said to originate from the Western Han Dynasty. At that time, Liu An, Emperor Liu Bang's grandson, is eager to learn the immortal magic of art, so he entered the mountain deep immortal pill extraction. He did not, in his efforts to produce immortal elixir, but the white and tender after the pile material tempting smell the combination of soy sauce production of brine. Bold attempt to taste the products of local farmers, only to find it is delicious. It was named "tofu" or "tofu." Liu An tofu accident as inventor, his hometown, Shouxian County, Anhui Province, known as the "hometown of tofu is called."
Simple and low cost of production, tofu quickly become the most favorite food. After the Song, Ming, the tofu culture more widely disseminated. Many scholars and celebrities also participated in the dissemination of culture. In the Northern Song Dynasty literary giant of the special love of tofu, bean curd and bean curd invented something called the east slope. In the Southern Song dynasty poet Lu Yao also recorded his poems to prepare tofu. More interesting is a tofu and Emperor Kangxi of the record. When the study in Suzhou, southern China, the Kangxi emperor awarded gold, jade and his senior officials, curios, but the tofu with a strong local flavor into dishes.
Culture as tofu spread wide, the continuous development of people from different areas and enrich the taste of tofu dishes on their own, such as spicy bean curd, tofu, prepared based on recipes, and uncongealed tofu tofu pudding, etc. It's that simple, it can be done into a beautiful color, aroma full lunch table, and delicious.
Today, tofu and its derivatives has become not only the Chinese people, the food, it has to go abroad and become popular in the world. Tofu - the traditional Chinese food, has been generally recognized as the ideal high protein food, low cholesterol, low-calorie popular, low-fat. Some say as many as 95% of tofu can be digested and absorbed. Two small pieces of tofu a day to meet calcium a person needs.