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The Difference between Momen and Kinu-Tofu

Momen means cotton. Momen-tofu is made by pouring soy milk mixed with a coagulant into a container that is covered with a cotton cloth. When this mixture solidifies, a weight is placed on top of it so that excess water seeps through the rough cotton cloth, and is removed.

Kinu means silk. Kinu-tofu is made by pouring soy milk mixed with a coagulant into a container. A silk cloth is not used in this procedure. The end product is called Kinugosi, because it feels like silk, and has a very smooth taste.

Nutritional Elements
Energy waterprotain carbohydrate calcium potassium cholesterol
(kcal) (g) (g) (g) (mg) (mg) (mg)
Momen 77 86.8 6.8 0.8 120 85 0
Kinu 58 89.4 5.0 1.7 90 140 0

Momen-tofu has more protein and calcium than kinu-tofu. Kinu-tofu contains more potassium. Tofu does not contain any cholesterol, so it is very healthy.


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