Tofu is made of soybeans and seawater. Being a food that has been made for over ten centuries, its
ingredients are very simple. Diverse forms of Tofu products unique to Japan have been developed by
carefully selecting the ingredients and controlling the production process.
Choosing the right soybeans and securing clean and plentiful water are essential for Tofu-making. To
make tofu, the first step is to soak soybeans in water so that they become soft enough to be ground
into raw soybean puree called “Go” . This “Go” is then boiled
and a coagulant from seawater is added. The process is very
simple but a slight difference in the timing of the boiling and
the way it is coagulated will change the firmness and
texture, thereby changing the flavor of tofu to varying
degrees. Compared with tofu from other countries, Japanese
tofu has the most varieties in the world and is much whiter
and softer, with a velvety palate. This is achieved by a
combination of pristine water sources in Japan,
sophisticated technical ability with great attention to
detail, and the Japanese sense of hospitality as the desire to
provide delicious food.
India and Soybeans
Soybeans are believed to have been introduced to India around one thousand years ago, but full-scale
cultivation did not start until the 1900s. Soybeans started to attract the attention of vegetarians after
Mahatma Gandhi, also known as the father of the nation in India, recognized soybeans as a major protein
source for vegetarians, and advocated for their significance in nutrition and the benefits of consuming
them. Gandhi thought that diet is extremely vital for health, and he wrote that it’ s better to prevent
diseases than to treat them. He realized early on that consuming soybeans for good health was an
important step toward realizing the ideal of “prevention before cure” .
India is the world’ s fifth largest producer of soybeans, and all of the beans produced in the nation are
non-GMO. However, most are used to produce cooking oil and it is still uncommon for them to be eaten as
How we make it Delicious?
What We Do to Make Delicious
Tofu in India
What We Do to Make Delicious
Tofu in India
Soybeans and clean water are essential to tofu-making.
At Invigorate Foods, we blend soybeans that are suitable
for tofu with soybeans from India. Wishing to provide
tofu of equal quality to tofu produced in Japan, we use
raw materials produced in India as much as possible, and
we travel around the world to find and purchase the best
soybeans that go well together with Indian soybeans.
The soybeans used by us are entirely non-GMO.
In order to secure clean water essential for tofu-making,
we have installed a giant reverse osmosis (RO) water
purifier to filter massive amounts of water at our
factory. Dissolved solids such as heavy metals, chlorine,
chemical substances, bacteria and viruses are removed
by the water filtration process using the RO membranes
to produce pure water. Only purified water is used in the
entire process of tofu-making at Invigorate Foods.
Our tofu-manufacturing machines are made in Japan, and
Japanese engineers are present to oversee the
production process, so we have succeeded in making tofu
in India of a quality that is no different than that of
We Support Your Healthy Diet with Tofu
At Invigorate Foods, we are constantly aiming to create high quality and delicious
food with the same devotion that accompanies serving food to our parents and
Genki-ya, a Japanese company born in India, was established out of a wish to
spread Japanese soybean products to people in India, and it manufactures and
distributes plant-based foods. Although one third of Indians are vegetarian,
there is currently a lack of options for vegetable protein. We believe we can make
the Indian dinner table a more rich and healthy one with Japanese tofu products.
Soybean-based foods, starting with tofu, have been developed and refined in
Japanese Shojin cuisine.
The word ‘Shojin’ in Buddhist terminology refers to the cultivation of the soul
and elevation of human nature through discipline, and it represents devotion and
great effort in pursuance of the deeper nature of things.
Keeping this idea of “Shojin” in mind, we would like to provide products that
encourage the daily life of everyone, regardless of their country, race or religion,
as we all sit around the same table and talk together. Our company aims to
contribute to that kind of commensality.