What to do with whey after making tofu and/or paneer?

  • Posted by: PMarie
  • January 27, 2016


Shuchi January 27, 2016
Use it to knead dough for flatbreads, or cook your lentils/soups in it. Its very nutritious and adds a flavor punch! If you don't mind the taste, you could also temper it with a little cumin and curry leaves and drink up! This is exactly how we use paneer whey in India.
702551 January 27, 2016
Some of the leftover tofu whey can be used as a coagulant for the next batch. Large commercial tofu producers also bulk this out to as livestock feed. A lot of food processing waste ends up in livestock feed.

I don't know the details about paneer, but it's probably similar.

The whey from the production of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese is famously used to feed the pigs that will become Prosciutto di Parma. Just one example.
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