Taho is a Philippine snack food made of fresh soft/silken tofu or bean curd with mini tapioca pearls and sweet caramelized sugar syrup. It is an iconic and ubiquitous street hawker food that remains popular to this day. This staple comfort food is a signature sweet and can be found all over the country. Its origins can be traced in Chinese influences and have since become a mainstream favorite for generations.
Here are 5 simple reasons why you need to start drinking Taho.
TAHO Brings back your childhood memories
For once you have tasted this and you cannot just simply ignore the sweet caramelized sugar smothered on top of it. Yes! What easy way to get transported back to your childhood but to taste the food you’ve tasted when you were a kid.
TAHO WAS BELIEVED TO BE A Fountain of youth
It can actually exert antioxidant effects, directly or indirectly. Thus, healthy consumption of taho can aid in preventing pre-mature aging and can also increase bone density in female spines.
TAHO IS PACKED WITH VITAMINS AND MINERALS
High intake of soy-based products can also help prevent breast cancer, osteoporosis, and even cardiovascular diseases. The reason why vegetarians consume tofu is that it contains all the amino acids your body requires. To maximize its benefit, one should prepare it without using oil.
Check the nutrition facts. Packed with Vitamins and enriched with minerals. Check it below.
Lunasin– a soy peptide
Protein– good for muscles and tissues
Carbohydrates– that gives our body energy for our daily use
Folic acid– for the brain and it’s good for pregnant women
Calcium– strengthen our bones and teeth
Vitamin B1/ Thiamin– it helps to convert carbohydrates into energy
It also has Riboflavin/ Vitamin B, Zinc, Phosphorus, Iron, Vitamin B4, and a whole lot more.
EVEN THE MINERAL THAT CAN BE FOUND IN TAHO IS Truly Filipino
Taho has Lunasin which was discovered by a Filipino scientist from UP Los Baños named Alfredo Galvez. Lunasin, which by the way, goes back to my Filipino roots, because the word Lunas means a solution,” he says.