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Tofu dumplings are a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional meat-based dumplings. Tofu dumplings can be steamed, boiled, or fried, and are often served with a dipping sauce.
Tofu dumplings are thought to have originated in China, where tofu has been a dietary staple for over 2,000 years. Tofu is made from soybeans, which were first cultivated in China around the 11th century BCE. Soybeans were originally used as a cover crop to improve the soil quality, but eventually they were consumed as a food.
Tofu dumplings likely originated during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), when the Chinese began to eat tofu in larger quantities. Tofu dumplings were likely created as a way to use up leftover tofu, as well as to add variety to the diet.
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