The culinary attributes of soyfoods offer a way to add a plant protein twist to everything from appetizers and snacks to simply elegant desserts. The Soyfoods Council shares the following dessert ideas to help celebrate.
Soyfoods keep pace with current trends as attitudes about wellness continue to evolve. According to the International Food Information Council’s 2022 Food and Health Survey, energy is the most sought-after food benefit for adults. Emotional/mental health also is among the top three benefits being sought by Gen Z consumers. Mintel’s 2023 Global Food and Drink Trends include the growing demand for foods and beverages that optimize brain function, influence cognitive capacity and manage stress levels.
In 2020, an analysis of 16 clinical studies published in Nutrition Reviews concluded that soy isoflavones may improve cognitive function in adults. Scientists also have been motivated to study the effects of soyfoods on depression because soybeans are a rich source of isoflavones.
Recipes such as Chocolate Peanut Butter Tofu Tart will delight your customers. The filling is made in a blender, combining silken tofu, creamy peanut butter, semi-sweet chocolate chips and 2 Tablespoons of soymilk. The tart filling is added to a chocolate cookie crumb crust.
Find these and other soyfoods dessert recipes such as Cashew Tofu Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce on The Soyfoods Council website. You can also learn about the latest research about soy and health.