We often get asked how our products can have a similar taste and texture to traditional cream cheese and sour cream, but are dairy-free. In other words, people want to know what Tofutti products are made from, and how we make them taste so darn good!
TOFUTTI® is a line of cholesterol-free, lactose-free and cholesterol-free non-dairy products including non-dairy frozen dessert; imitation cream cheese, sour cream and slices made from tofu, a soybean base. TOFUTTI® products are great tasting, premium, one-of-a kind, healthy alternative products.
TOFUTTI® tastes like traditional ice cream, cream cheese, sour cream and cheese slices but is 100% non-dairy. Our products are ideal for most vegetarian, vegan and special religious dietary law needs (TOFUTTI® is Kosher Parve).
All TOFUTTI® products contain soy protein and TOFUTTI® is the #1 soy-based, dairy free, frozen dessert sold in either health food stores or mass markets.
There is an ever-increasing amount of information on the health benefits of soy and soy foods.
Soy protein can help lower blood cholesterol and reduce the rates of coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, cancer – (breast, colon and prostate), along with the symptoms of menopause. Several components of soybeans, including protein, fiber, calcium, essential fatty acids, and isoflavones, offer the potential to promote health and prevent diseases. Genistein, an isoflavone found in high concentrations in soy foods, is thought to play a key role in many of the potential health benefits. The daily recommending dose of isoflavones (the active ingredient in soy) is 40 milligrams. This equals ¾ cup tofu or 1½ cups of soy milk.
Let’s also talk about WHY we make Tofutti products.
Did you know that approximately 20% of the Canadian population has a lactose intolerance? Lactose is a milk sugar that is in most dairy products. Then there is the issue of how our diets affect our heart health. Heart and stroke problems are the number one reason for premature death in Canada with diet being a major contributor to the problem. Saturated fats increase blood cholesterol and higher levels can lead to health problems. Unsaturated fats tend to decrease blood cholesterol. TOFUTTI® products are dairy-free, cholesterol-free and contain no Trans fats.