Be proud we as Indonesia because it has the tempe is often used as a main side dish to accompany rice. Excellence of Tempe not only purportedly by the host, but also the neighboring countries that tempe has a good nutritional content.
Here are some types of nutrients contained in the tempe:
1. Vitamin B12
Tempe is one of the few types of plant foods that contain vitamin B12. In general, strict vegetarians who do not consume dairy products and eggs may need B12 supplement.
However, those who consume tempe with routine also requires several doses of B12 supplements. According to Whitney's Graduate Research Fund at Florida State University, 100 grams of tempe contain 0,12 micrograms of vitamin B12. This amount is roughly equal to the amount of vitamin B12 that will get the quarter chicken breasts. Generally, you need a vitamin B as 6 micrograms per day.
Tempe is a very good source of protein. Every 100 grams of tempe contains 17 grams of protein. This amount is equal to the amount of protein from 100 g of chicken feet. Tempe contains higher protein than cheese. And the most special of tempe is low in fat and contain no cholesterol.
3. More Nutrition
100 grams of tempe contains about 80 mg of calcium. Although the amount of calcium from the tempe is lower than the amount of calcium contained in dairy products, but this is still greatly contribute to meet your daily requirement of calcium. Tempe also contains iron, magnesium, and zinc in small amounts.
Because it is made from soy, you will certainly receive the same benefits when you consume soy. According to Columbia University Health Services, soy can help lower cholesterol levels, protect the body against heart disease, improve bone density and may be key to preventing osteoporosis.