What is Tempeh?
Why You Should Eat Tempeh
Why You Should Make Your Own Tempeh
What You Need to Make Tempeh At Home
- soybeans or another legume/grain (obviously)
- tempeh starter: contains Rhizopus mold spores that grow when you ferment the tempeh. They bind the soybeans.
- vinegar (like apple cider vinegar): adding vinegar creates an acidic environment. This is important to prevent the growth of unwanted bacteria.
- a warm place: like an incubator or simply an oven with the light on. Temperatures of 30-37°C (85-98°F) work best to make tempeh.
- vented container: like a zip lock bag or banana leaves to keep the beans together and promote air circulation.