What is Tempeh?

Tempeh is one of the most under-valued superfoods in the world. It’s an all-natural plant protein made with simple, whole-food ingredients that is high in protein, low-carb, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly. Tempeh provides more protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals than Tofu. Like other ferment foods, Tempeh is rich in probiotics and prebiotics for maintaining a healthy gut and studies show that it also enhances immune system function. At Tempehola, we care about your well-being and the health of our planet. All of our tempeh are made with organic beans, which are grown without the use of toxic chemicals, antibiotics, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs).


What does Tempeh taste like?

Tempeh has a nutty flavor with firm, meaty texture, which can be used in a variety of dishes like Teriyaki Tempeh, BBQ Tempeh Ribs, Tempeh Bolognese.


How do I cook Tempeh?

Tempeh is super versatile and it absorbs flavours very well. You can slice, dice, or mince the tempeh and use it in a stir-fry, curry, sandwich, salad, pasta etc. Check out our recipe page or follow our Instagram page for more ideas.


Does Tempeh cause bloating?

Tempeh is easy to digest and does not cause bloating or gas. It goes through a natural process of fermentation, in which the active enzymes predigest the protein, fat, and carbohydrate content of the beans, allowing the nutrients to be more easily absorbed by the body.


Best way to store Tempeh?

  • Freezer (below -18°C): Up to 9 months
  • Fridge (0-4°C): Up to 2 days (store in an airtight container)
  • Thaw in the fridge overnight or steam it for 10-15 minutes
  • Refreezing is not recommended


    Is Tempeh gluten-free?

    Tempeh is naturally gluten-free, but our products are produced in a factory where cereals containing gluten, soybeans, peanuts, tree nuts, and their products are also handled. 


    How can I tell if my Tempeh has gone bad?

    Good tempeh should smell earthy and taste nutty, with a firm, moist texture. Tempeh contains beneficial bacteria that will continue to ferment at room temperature. The presence of dark areas is a sign that the tempeh has fully matured, it does not indicate spoilage. Off-odours, slimy texture, and pink discolouration are signs of spoilage. If you are unsure whether your tempeh has gone bad or not, send us a photo via email or Whatsapp.