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What are tofu pups?

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Tofu Pups are soy-based hot dogs made by Lightlife Foods. The primary ingredients are water, soy protein, soy oil, organic spray-dried tofu, beet powder, yeast extract, sunflower oil, salt and other artificial and natural flavorings.

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Touted as a healthy alternative to beef or pork hot dogs, Tofu Pups contain no nitrites or MSG, which is cholesterol free. Each Tofu Pup has 60 calories, 2.5 grams of fat and 300 mg of sodium. By comparison, an Oscar Meyer Premium Beef Frank has 240 calories, 23 grams of fat and 680 mg of sodium. Tofu Pups have a firm texture similar to meat hot dogs, but no outer skin. As a result, they often fall apart on the grill and are better cooked by boiling or in a microwave oven.

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