Project Umami tempeh is made using traditional tempeh making methods in order to retain the true health benefits and flavor profile of tempeh. In short, tempeh makes the ingredients easier for us to digest and healthier for us to eat. In this manner, one might feel much lighter after eating a cup of pinto bean and millet tempeh if compared to eating a cup of pinto beans and millet. As far as gluten and soy goes, all of our raw tempeh products are 100% gluten-free and soy-free. Our raw tempeh is a living food even after it is defrosted.