Torrance, Calif.—American soy enthusiasts concerned about the presence of genetically-modified organisms, or GMOs, in their tofu or soy purees can add Mori-Nu tofu to their shopping carts.
Mori-Nu, made by Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc., (www.morinu.com) has always used US-grown non-GMO soy in its 10 products, which are manufactured in Portland, OR.
“Tofu is low fat and heart healthy. As producers of a nutritious product, we believe the ingredients we use to make our tofu should be free of genetic modification since we still don’t know the consequences of this new technology,” says Morinaga’s President and CEO, Mr. Hiroyuki Imanishi.
Mori-Nu was recently certified non-GMO by the Non-GMO Project (www.nongmoproject.org), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides North America’s only third-party verification and labeling for non-GMO food and products.
The Non-GMO Project Verified products include:
• Silken Tofu Extra Firm
• Silken Tofu Firm
• Silken Tofu Lite Firm
• Silken Tofu Soft
• Organic Silken Tofu Firm
• Nigari Tofu Silken Medium
• Silken Soy Puree
• High Density Silken Soy Puree
• Organic Silken Soy Puree
• Tofu Puree
Tofu is the primary source of protein for over one billion people every day. According to the Soyfoods Association of North America (www.soyfoods.org), 42 percent of Americans consume soy foods or beverages at least once a month, compared to 30 percent back in 2006. More than 75 percent of consumers perceive soy products as healthy and 47 percent of consumers seek out products specifically because they contain soy.
Mori-Nu Tofu is a creamy, smooth silken-style tofu produced in a range of textures from Soft to Extra Firm. The firm textures are best for grilling, baking, broiling, or stir-frying. Soft is perfect for smoothies, dips, sauces, or as a dairy or egg substitute.
Silken Soy Puree (silkensoypuree.morinu.com) is an ingredient for food service and manufacturers providing a consistent, smooth texture perfect for beverages, salad dressings, sauces, ice cream, cheesecakes, pies, puddings, and custards.
Mori-Nu products may be found at Whole Foods, Kroger/Fred Meyer, Hy-Vee, Wegmans, Publix, Meijer, Ahold (Giants and Stop & Shop), Woodman’s, Harris Teeter, Winco and select Costco locations.
Morinaga Nutritional Foods, Inc. is a leader in developing new, easy ways for Americans to incorporate soy in their diet. Founded in 1985, the Torrance-based firm created unique “aseptically” packaged tofu under the Mori-Nu brand name to allow its tofu products to remain free of preservatives and irradiation, as well as to enable it to be shelf-stable without refrigeration until opened. This modern packaging designed by Tetra Pak was voted “the #1 food science innovation of the last 50 years” by the prestigious Institute of Food Technologists.
Visit www.morinu.com to learn more about our products and to enjoy recipes and tips for using our tofu.