Geeky Food: Surprising tofu facts you probably didn't know (VIDEO)

May 6, 2015 at 8:30 a.m. ET

I have to admit that I don't spend a lot of time thinking about tofu, and maybe you don't either, but there are actually quite a few fun facts about the healthy bean curd that might surprise you.

For instance, did you know that tofu was created by accident? The cook who let their soy-based soup curdle way back when is now every vegetarian's hero.

Learn everything there is to know about tofu — its origin, how it's made, what it's used for, its nutritional benefits and more. That's a lot of tofu knowledge in one Geeky Food video.

And if you're looking to incorporate a little more tofu into your meal rotation, these recipes look pretty darn tasty.

Grilled tofu with homemade plum sauce recipe

grilled tofu

Spend a little time to make homemade plum sauce, and you just upgraded your tofu big time in the flavor department.

Copycat Chipotle Sofritas recipe

copycat chipotle sofritas

You don't need to leave the house anymore to satisfy your Chipotle Sofritas craving.

Coconut-crusted tofu with spicy peanut sauce recipe

coconut-crusted tofu with spicy peanut sauce

To give tofu some crispy texture (and tons of flavor), coat it in coconut, and deep-fry it. This just might be the perfect way to convert tofu haters.

Noodleless tofu pad thai recipe

tofu pad thai

Not only is this tofu pad thai vegetarian, it's also low-carb.

Chicken and tofu pho recipe

tofu and chicken pho

Sometimes when dinnertime rolls around, the only thing I can think of is pho. Next time I'm too lazy to get takeout, I'm making this.

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