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National Tofu Day - September 1
Sun, Sep 1, 2024

National Tofu Day

National Tofu Day is celebrated on the first day of fall. It is noteworthy that attitudes toward tofu are sharply divided—people either love it or cannot stand it. Tofu connoisseurs praise its beneficial qualities, while detractors find it tasteless. However, skeptics should definitely give tofu another try, as it is high in protein and contains no fat. It is best served with a sauce or as a side dish.

History

Tofu was first prepared in China almost two thousand years ago and gradually spread to East Asia and Japan. Nutritionists believe the popularity of tofu contributed to the rise of Buddhism and vegetarianism in these regions. It has been a staple of many East Asian cuisines. At its core, tofu is soy milk that undergoes several stages of processing, similar to making cheese. According to nutritionists, tofu is an excellent source of protein for those who adhere to a vegetarian diet. It also contains essential amino acids and useful nutrients—zinc, vitamin B1, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, calcium, and copper.

Interesting Facts

  • Tofu is a versatile product that pairs well with any side dish. You can also cook it in various ways—bake, fry, or add to salads as is.
  • The high nutrient content strengthens bone tissue and also reduces the risk of developing osteoporosis.
  • Thanks to its high protein content, tofu helps build muscle mass.
  • Research has linked regular consumption of tofu with a reduced risk of prostate cancer.

How to Take Part

National Tofu Day encourages you to try any tofu dish and experiment, especially since it is so versatile. Read about tofu online, learn about its health benefits. Plan a grocery trip for this day—pick up not only tofu but also related items for cooking.

When is National Tofu Day celebrated in 2024?

National Tofu Day is observed on the first day of fall each year.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Sunday September 1 2024
Monday September 1 2025
Tuesday September 1 2026
Wednesday September 1 2027
Friday September 1 2028
Saturday September 1 2029