Also known as Soya Nuggets or Texturised Vegetable Protein is a defatted soy product, a byproduct of extracting soybean oil. It is often used as a meat analogue or meat extender. It is quick to cook, with protein content far greater than that which comes from meat. Meat alternatives that come from soy beans are complete proteins. What separate meat alternatives from actual meats is their carb content. Regular meat is carb-free, but soya chunks contain a high amount.