(Glycine max) is the world's foremost provider of protein and oil. Soybean
is among the major industrial and food crops grown in every continent. Many researches
have been carried out on Soya bean including its products such as soy milk, soy cheese, soy flour etc. Soybean has an average protein content of 40% and 20%
of oil on a dry matter basis, and this is 85% unsaturated.
It is a
rich source of high quality protein, minerals, soluble fibers, isoflavones, phytates
It is low
in poly-saturated fatty acids
contains no cholesterol
Nutraceutical Advantages of Soy Food
It is good
for prevention of series of cancers such as Breast cancer, Colon cancer, Rectal
cancer, Stomach cancer, Lung Cancer, Prostate cancer etc. People consuming soy food have less Cancers.
the risk of heart diseases, cholesterol, hardening of arteries, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity.
Soluble soy fiber reduces the rate of carbohydrate absorption.
It is relevant
in menopause delay, osteoporosis prevention, kidney problem prevention and gallstones prevention
Soy milk is nutritionally close to cow’s
milk. Soy milk contains anti-aging property and is being promoted as a healthy alternative to cow’s milk for reasons
management through its ability to control blood sugar
of lecithin and vitamin E
free and safe for people with lactose intolerance or milk allergy.
and monounsaturated fats are good for the heart.