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World Tofu Day

Celebrate World Tofu Day with delicious recipes, interesting facts, and fun activities - it's the perfect day to enjoy a veggie-filled meal!
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Celebrate World Tofu Day on July 26 and recognize the long history of this delicious food! Even though tofu has been around for centuries, it has only become popular in western countries over the past couple decades. It is an incredibly versatile ingredient that can be used to make savory dishes, sweet desserts, snacks and even vegan alternatives to milk products. Tofu is becoming increasingly popular due to its many health benefits such as being a great source of protein, low in calories and rich in essential minerals. So let's celebrate World Tofu Day by cooking up some tasty dishes with this amazing ingredient!

History of World Tofu Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>200 BC</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tofu Originated</div><div class='timeline-text'>Tofu is believed to have been invented in China, during the Han dynasty.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1400s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tofu in Japan</div><div class='timeline-text'>Around the Nara period, tofu was introduced to Japan.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1700s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tofu in Western Cuisine</div><div class='timeline-text'>Tofu started to appear in Western cookbooks in the 18th century.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1960s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tofu in American Health Food Stores</div><div class='timeline-text'>Tofu began being sold in American health food stores in the mid-20th century.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tofu's Popularity Grows</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the 1980s, health and fitness awareness started to grow, and with it, the demand for tofu.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World Tofu Day Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>World Tofu Day was officially celebrated for the first time on July 26th, 2018.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Tofu Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make a tofu dish</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Tofu is an incredibly versatile ingredient, it can be prepped in so many different ways and used in a variety of dishes. Try something new and create your own tofu dish for World Tofu Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a local tofu restaurant</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check Yelp to find a delicious tofu restaurant near you. See what the chefs can do with this amazing ingredient and have yourself a delightful dinner.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take a tofu cooking class</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Search for cooking classes that specialize in tofu and learn to make delicious vegan dishes from the comfort of your own home.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Try different types of tofu</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Explore different types of tofu available in your area, such as silken, soft, medium, firm, extra firm, and so on. Taste test to find out which texture you like best.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share your favorite recipes</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Share your favorite tofu recipes with friends and family. Start a virtual potluck or host an online cooking night to celebrate World Tofu Day together.</p></div></div>

Why We Love World Tofu Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tofu is healthy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Tofu is a great source of protein and is low in fat, making it a perfect addition to any health-conscious diet. It's also packed with minerals and vitamins like calcium, iron, magnesium and zinc - so you can feel good about adding it to your meals!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tofu is versatile</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From stir fries to salads, sandwiches to desserts - tofu can be used in almost any type of dish. Its mild flavor makes it the perfect blank canvas for experimenting with different spices and flavors - so don't be afraid to get creative!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Tofu is vegan friendly</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Tofu is an excellent alternative for vegans looking for a plant based source of protein. Whether you're looking to cut down on your meat consumption, or just want to add something new to your meal rotation - tofu should definitely be part of your recipe repertoire!</p></div></div>

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World Tofu Day FAQs

When is World Tofu Day?

World Tofu Day is celebrated on July 26 every year. In 2024 World Tofu Day will occur on a Friday.

World Tofu Day Dates

Year
Date
Day

2023

Jul 26

Wednesday

2024

Jul 26

Friday

2025

Jul 26

Saturday

2026

Jul 26

Sunday

2027

Jul 26

Monday

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