Three slices of tempeh on a fork
The Only Guide You'll Ever Need To Shop For Tempeh
As meat alternatives and vegan protein options become more mainstream, it's worth getting to know the different types of tempeh, a cousin to tofu that's just as versatile.
Tempeh is typically made from cooked and fermented soybeans, and it can be grilled, stir-fried, added to soups, ground up and incorporated into sauces, and more.
You can also find tempeh made from coconut or tofu pulp, beans other than soybeans, or cowpeas. Some products include additions like fermented beans, grains, seeds, and coconut.
Popular brands of tempeh include Franklin Farms, Tofurky, and Lightlife, and many smaller businesses also offer tempeh products that may be more sustainable and non-GMO.
Once opened, store tempeh in an airtight container for up to three weeks in the fridge or a month in the freezer. If the tempeh becomes discolored, slimy, or smelly, throw it out.