A perfect blend of seasonings makes THRIVE Taco TVP a great selection for all your Mexican-inspired favorites. Feature it in burritos, quesadillas, or taco salads as a low-fat, protein-rich addition. You can also feature this in a tortilla chip casserole.
With so many possibilities, THRIVE Taco TVP will soon become a family favorite. This soy-based meat replacement has an optimum shelf life of 10 years. Store it away for a rainy day or serve it at your next fiesta in meals that are sure to please.
What is TVP?
TVP (Textured Vegetable Protein) is an excellent protein source that is easy to store and use. TVP is made from soy flour that has had the soy oil extracted. It is cooked under pressure, then extruded and dried. TVP is high in fiber and low in fat, making it ideal for food storage and everyday use. Because TVP is not made from meat, it does not run the same contamination risk from bacteria such as E. Coli and Salmonella. TVP is soy based and perfect for those on a vegetarian diet.
Use a ratio of 2 parts water (or other liquid) to 1 part TVP. Bring water to a boil, then add TVP. Simmer for 2 minutes and remove from heat. Drain if necessary.
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Nutrition FactsServing Size 1/4 cups (32g)
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs
|Saturated Fat||Less than||20g||25g|
Textured vegetable protein (soy flour, caramel color), soybean oil, salt, autolyzed yeast, spices, dextrose, onion, garlic, paprika. CERTIFIED GLUTEN FREE (pouches excluded)
Temperature: Storing THRIVE at a high temperature can significantly increase the speed that calories and vitamins will degrade over time. In the correct storage container, low-moisture foods such as THRIVE can be stored at room temperature or cooler (75 degrees Fahrenheit or lower) and remain nutritious and edible for years. Our stated shelf life assumes that the product will be stored in optimal conditions.
Humidity: The effects of humidity on a closed can are caused by heat and very similar to the effects of high temperature (see above). High humidity can corrode the cans and in some cases even cause the cans to leak. Areas with high humidity can reduce the opened shelf life of the product. As humidity varies with location please use your own discretion to prevent possible sickness from eating spoiled food.
Damaged Container: Minor dents in the center of the can are usually just a cosmetic issue. However, a can that has been dented near or on a seam can have a compromised air-tight seal and allow oxygen to enter the can. If this is the case we recommend using the dented can within the specified opened shelf life, rather than closed.
The best way to maintain the highest quality of your THRIVE products is to take care of them. If you intend on storing your food for the sealed shelf life, store the cans in a place that is not open to elements such as water, light, and air. Take care of it. Don't expose it unnecessarily to the elements. Also, be sure to keep the temperature and humidity low and even. Under these proper storing situations your THRIVE will maintain its delicious taste, natural coloring, and proper nutrients.
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Sealed Shelf Life
*Shelf life based on optimal storage conditions.