Nutritional & Wholesale Information

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** All of our Raw / Unpasteurized Tempeh should be cooked before consumption. Prepare your Tempeh with intention and attention to cross-contamination, as you would with meat**

Tempeh Sporulation- Why is my Tempeh Black?
Tempeh is a fungus, like other fungi tempeh releases spores. Sometimes when you buy tempeh you may see black dark discoloration. This is not spoilage but in fact, it is the tempeh trying to reproduce itself! Tempeh is grown from a starter culture (which is sporulated tempeh that has been ground up & dried) This starter culture inoculates the fresh substrate ( beans) and a new growth cycle begins! The tempeh then sporulates again and is either eaten or made into starter culture.
Sometimes Tempeh can appear slimy and smelly some describe it as sour dewy or fishy this is also a normal occurrence.
If your tempeh has any red or orange discoloration discard it. That is the only tell tale sign of contamination.

Please note that our “Great Northern wild “Tempeh contains Lobster Mushrooms. You may see red or orange in the Tempeh due to this ingredient. It is not contamination. However if you see red on any other blends, promptly discard them.

Note: Tria Prima Tempeh does not accept liability for ANY Tempeh that has been improperly stored or used.

This means if you :

1) Forget to take the outer bag off when storing your Tempeh in the fridge. (Applicable to unpasteurized only)

2) Forget to put it in the freezer or fridge. (Tempeh will spoil if you keep it at room temp or hotter)

3.) If you consume Tempeh that has been left thawed in the fridge AFTER the recommended 5-7 days. ( Applicable to unpasteurized only)

4.) Consume Tempeh that has been left in the fridge for longer than 1 month. (Applicable to pasteurized Tempeh only)

Wholesale information:

Restaurant Wholesale orders are by the lb not by the case.

Contact us for more information By Phone: 541-799-4235 or By Email:

Our Tempeh can be sold frozen (unpasteurized) or refrigerated (pasteurized) :

If you choose to freeze our product :

We have Implemented marketing techniques to make sure your customers find our products. We will provide you with labels to display among your refrigerated Tempeh, these labels direct customers to our soy-free, raw Tempeh in the freezer section.

We will also have in house demos & samplings of our product in your store, this draws customer attention to the Tempeh.

Do you have UPC Codes? : Yes, all of our products have a scan-able UPC bar code which can be registered in your system

Do You have a Dun & Bradstreet Number? – Yes: 031007053.

Buy Back Disclaimer:

If your store requires a buyback or restock deal ( if our product expires before it sells) we are happy to accommodate. However, we will not restock or reimburse if you have not put stock of our product on your shelves within 2 weeks of purchasing it.


A Word on our Prices

If you’re deciding to start a wholesale account with us, here’s something to consider before turning soy-free away due to “price”.

Our price reflects the care and quality that goes into our craft- The great thing about our Tempeh is that it is soy-free & made with Organically grown Beans from our beloved Local Farmers.

We also use biodegradable bags instead of standard plastic. Although it costs us slightly more, it comes guilt-free when considering the state of our oceans.

We really do our best to provide the highest quality, fully cultured, local food at the lowest price. With the intention of having it be accessible to everyone. Soy Tempeh is slightly cheaper than ours, this is because soybeans are a very cheap bean to produce. Our beans however are all organically grown (often Heirloom) Beans grown by farmers in the PNW, who take pride in what they produce.

When taking personal and environmental health into consideration, you really do get what you pay for.

Distributional information-

Orders are to be placed by wholesale buyers on – Monday- the orders are then delivered Monday of the following week.

Tria prima Tempeh is distributed by : RNF( Rouge Natural foods). RNF distributes to the Southern cities of Oregon.

Tria Prima Tempeh is distributed by : Oceana Foods -Oceana distributes to the Coastal cities of Oregon.

Tria Prima Tempeh Self Distributes to : Central Oregon, Northern Oregon, and Eastern Oregon, as well as Northern California.

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