This article is from the Fat-free Diet FAQ, by firstname.lastname@example.org (Michelle Dick) with numerous contributions by others.
TVP stands for Texturized Vegetable Protein. It is made from
defatted soy flour and is very low in fat (3%CFF). It is sold in
flakes, granules, and chunks and can be used as a replacement for
ground beef. Note that TVP is not the same thing as HVP,
hydrolyzed vegetable protein. HVP is a food additive that often
contains significant amounts of MSG, monosodium glutamate. TVP
does not contain MSG. Although TVP itself is extremely low in fat,
sometimes commerical products made from TVP or TVP mixes contain
significant amounts of added fat. As always, read the label.
TYPICAL NUTRITIONAL INFO FOR 1/4 CUP DRY TVP GRANULES (21g)