Tofu Kits and Other Services

Dear Friends: We hope the following will answer your question(s), and give sources of free, valuable information.

Tofu Kit: Two sources: (1) Natural Import Co., 1 Reed St., Biltmore Village, NC 28803. Phone: 1-800-324-1878. Price: $25-30 plus shipping. Imported from Mitoku in Tokyo, Japan. (2) GEM Cultures, 30301 Sherwood Rd., Fort Bragg, CA 95437. Phone: 707-964-2922. Price: About $38.50 plus shipping. Made in California of sustained harvest maple. Contains no pressing sack.

Soyfoods Center no longer carries a tofu kit, however our Book of Tofu contains detailed instructions for making your own tofu kit at home. It is not hard to do and takes about 1 hour.

U.S. Soyfoods Directory (free): Gives details on all known U.S. manufacturers and distributors of soyfoods. Designed for consumers and health professionals. Available on the Internet at, or call 1-800-301-3153. Published once a year.

SoyaFoods (free): The world's best English-language periodical about soyfoods. Published 3 times a year. 8 pages per issue. For information contact: Soyafoods, P.O. Box 328, Richmond, Surrey TW9 1GB, England, UK. Phone: +44 181 940-9278. Fax: +44 181 940-3375.

Soyfoods USA (free): A monthly email newsletter designed to inform media sources, dietitians, and consumers of the latest soyfoods information. Email address: Write the words SUBSCRIBE SOYFOODS USA in the body or subject field.

Tofu & Soymilk Equipment: See our book Tofu & Soymilk Production. For tofu equipment, we also recommend Kawanishi Shoko Co. Ltd. in the USA or Japan: 3499 E. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90023 USA. Phone: 213-780-8166. Fax: 213-780-8224. Or: 340 Kuden-cho, Sakae-ku, Yokohama, Japan. Phone: 045-892-5547. Fax: 045-893-7251.

Soyfoods magazine (USA) is no longer being published. Fortunately, back issues of Soyfoods magazine (issues #3 to  #9) are available from Soyfoods Center by surface postage: To the USA, Canada, Mexico, $8 each. To all other countries, $10 each

Soyfoods Association of North America: Attn: Becky Stephens, 1723 U St., N.W., Washington, DC 20009. Phone: 202-986-5600. Fax: 202-387-5553. The Association has various categories of membership and offers a media clipping service and newsletter on soyfoods.

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