Just a Squirrel
TVP is usually, though not always, made of wheat gluten, so we celiacs can't touch it. A lot of folks are gluten sensitive and don't know it -- this plus the soy issues keeps TVP a no-no on my list.
IMO: If it's nutritious, cheap and has a long shelf/storage life, buy it. If you get hungry, you'll eat it.
You can get it in health food stores. Bob's Red Mill brand is what my local health food store carries. Might also find it in your local grocery store if you're lucky.do you know if any retail grocery stores carry TVP? I havent seen it at my local whole foods or trader joes.