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Terra Alba

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Terra Alba consists of finely pulverized food-grade Gypsum. It is the traditional coagulant for Chinese tofu.  Made of naturally occurring calcium sulfate, it is preferred by many to coagulate soy milk to make tofu as it is a delicious source of dietary calcium.  Terra Alba tends to make a softer smoother tofu than Nigari.

Terra Alba can be used alone or in combination with Nigari Flakes or Liquid Nigari to add calcium.

Click here for an easy recipe for making tofu at home using Terra Alba and soy milk.

Ingredients: Food-grade Hydrous Calcium Sulfate

Each Package Contains: 1 lb. (454 g.) Terra Alba (Gypsum); one pound of Terra Alba is sufficient to make approximately 100 lb. of tofu

Country of Origin: USA


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  • From NZ at 4/29/2015 10:57 AM
    • How long is the shelf life of this product? Should it be refrigerated or kept in room temperature?
    • Tera Alba can be stored indefinitely at room temperature. It's important to keep it in an airtight container to prevent if from absorbing moisture.
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  • From dan at 4/1/2015 10:36 AM
    • Is this product(Gypsum) organic ?
    • Gypsum is a mineral and is not grown, so cannot be labeled "organic", although it is a food-grade product.
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  • From C at 6/23/2014 9:35 PM
    • Is this product ( Gypsum ) made in USA, China or Japan ?
    • The country of origin is the U.S.A.
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Very smooth Review by Dawang

Great instructions!

(Posted on 3/3/2014)

Terra Alba Review by Yuki

I got this for Tofu making. As the description says, it seems it makes softer tofu.
It doesn't dessolve well into water and you feel the texture in Tofu. I couldn't eat as is but okay for deep fry Tofu.
If you want extra calcium in Tofu and don't mind some sandy texture, this may be okay product, but if you are expecting silky texture and firmness, better stay with regular Nigari.

(Posted on 2/10/2014)

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