FURU (fermented bean curd)

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FURU (fermented bean curd)

Cheese of the Orient

Furu (also called funyu) is tofu fermented with lactic acid bacteria, giving it a sour taste and distinctive smell. Referred to as the “Cheese of the Orient.”

Overview

・Mold is added to make tofu initially into a mold tofu, which is then put in brine to take the mold off, put in a vat with alcohol and is shut tight and buried in earth for fermentation/maturing.
・Deemed to be the origin of tofuyo of Okinawa, but the characteristics of this furu is the adding of mold.

Major area of production:

China

Nutrients:

Effect on health and beauty:

Intestinal tract regulation, blood purification, inhibition of blood pressure rise, anti-aging and appetite stimulation

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