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Apr 20, 2007 05:25 PM

MSP - Making tofu: where to get gypsum/calcium sulfate or nigari?

I'm intrigued by the idea of making tofu. I can readily get soybeans from the organic food stores or Asian grocery stores. Struggling with where I might be able to get calcium sulfate or nigari (coagulating agents) to form my tofu from the soybean milk.

Does anyone have any ideas of where I might be able to get it locally in the MSP area or what stores might be receptive to ordering it? I know that there are a couple of mail order places but would like to just drive and pick it up if it's readily available.


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  1. Interesting question! Sorry I can't help (other than suggesting you try an Asian Grocery like United Noodle, a cooking store, like Cooks of Crocus Hill, or maybe even a really well-stocked natural foods store) but I'm very interesting in hearing more about how your project works out and hope you post about your tofu-making experiences on the Home Cooking board once you track down a source for your ingredients. Homemade tofu is the best.

    I would also be interested in hearing where in the Twin Cities one can find "housemade" tofu, either on a restaurant menu or for sale to take home.


    1. Any homebrewing store in the Metro will sell you gypsum. Try Brew and Grow in Fridley or Northern Brewer in St. Paul.