Everything you need to know about our soy products!
STORAGE & HANDLING
How do I open a package of tofu?
Sorry our packaging is not easy-peel as it protects the tofu from tampering and spoilage. Simply open the package by cutting around the edges with a sharp knife. The remaining types of Superior Tofu are vacuum-packed and can be opened with a knife or scissors.
How do I store tofu and soy milk?
Superior soy products must be refrigerated and treated as if you were handling meat or dairy items. All of our products do not contain preservatives – instead, they’re pasteurized to maintain freshness. Be sure to pay close attention to the expiry dates on the packaging. These dates only refer to unopened packages, which have not been subject to temperature abuse. Tofu and soy milk are good for approximately 3-5 days after opening.
Medium Firm Tofu – Fresh/Smooth/Northern Style:
Store unused portions in clean water. Change the water daily to keep tofu fresher for longer.
Asian Classics, Extra Firm & Pressed:
Store unused portions in a resealable container or cover with plastic wrap.
Soft Tofu & Soy Desserts:
Store unused portions in their original container and cover with plastic wrap or transfer to a resealable container. Before using, drain excess water, as more water will be released over time due to its high water content.
Can I freeze tofu?
Only firmer varieties of Superior tofu can be frozen. Wrap the unused portion in plastic wrap or place the whole package in the freezer. Once frozen, the tofu takes on a spongier, more porous texture similar to meat. Some people deliberately freeze firmer varieties of tofu, such as Superior Extra Firm, to create an even chewier, meatier texture.
The tofu will turn slightly yellow-beige in colour. Once frozen, it can keep in the freezer for up to 3 months. After the tofu has been defrosted, drain or squeeze out any excess water.
You can also freeze cooked tofu dishes such as pasta sauces or chili. Again, the tofu will take on a more porous texture. Once refrigerated, dressings and dips made with tofu will thicken slightly. Simply re-blend before serving.
Softer and dessert varieties of tofu should not frozen due to their high water content.
Can I freeze soymilk?
No, soy milk should not be frozen due to its high water content. The water and soy will separate and the texture once thawed is no longer smooth.
How do I know if my tofu or soymilk have spoiled?
If the tofu package is bloated, the product has spoiled. The tofu will also smell sour or fishy. Like dairy milk, soy milk will have curdled and separated into clumps. Discard if you suspect any spoilage.