Tofu, a popular ingredient in Malaysian cuisine, is often questioned for its compatibility with the ketogenic diet. Here’s why tofu can be considered mostly keto-friendly:
- Low in Net Carbs: Tofu contains only 1.18g of total carbohydrates per 100g, and with 1g of dietary fiber, the net carbs come down to just 0.18g. This makes it a low-carb food suitable for a keto diet.
- High in Protein: With 9.98g of protein per 100g, tofu is a good source of plant-based protein. This can help meet the moderate protein requirement of a keto diet.
- Contains Healthy Fats: Tofu has 5.26g of total fat per 100g, including 0.92g of saturated fat. These fats can contribute to the high-fat requirement of a keto diet.
- Minimal Sugars: Tofu contains only 0.71g of sugars per 100g, which is relatively low and unlikely to interfere with ketosis.
- Keto-Friendly Ingredients: The ingredients of tofu, namely soybeans, water, and coagulants, are all keto-friendly.
- Amount Per ServingCalories83
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 0.92g 5%
- Cholesterol 0mg 0%
- Sodium 4mg 1%
- Potassium 130mg 4%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
- Sugars 0.71g
- Protein 9.98g 20%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.