Super Foods - Soyabeans

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Soyabeans : A Complete Plant Protein Food

It is not common to find good protein sources in the vegetarian diet, but like a ray of hope comes soyabean. It is now a widely used ingredient all over the world.


History

Nothing concrete can be pointed out as far as dates are concerned, but China can surely be credited with introducing this wonder along with many forms of soybean to the world. 

Soyabean has been used since time immemorial as an important source of protein in Chinese cuisine.

From the botanical perspective

Soyabean is a type of legume from the leguminoseae family. It is a bean like kidney beans, cluster beans with ample amount of proteins. It is a hard bean and needs soaking before it can be used as food. The kernels need to be softened in the process.

Soybeans, green, raw

The nutritional values of "Soybeans, green, raw" per 100 grams are:


Nutrition Summary
Total Calories 147
Protein 13 g
Fat 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 11 g
NutrientsAmount%Daily Value
Calcium, Ca 197 mg 19.7 %
Copper, Cu 0.13 mg 6.4 %
Iron, Fe 3.55  mg 19.72 %
Magnesium, Mg 65 mg 16.25 %
Manganese, Mn 0.55 mg 27.35 %
Phosphorus, P 194 mg 19.4 %
Potassium, K 620  mg 17.71 %
Selenium, Se 1.5 mcg 2.14 %
Sodium, Na 15 mg 0.62 %
Zinc, Zn 0.99 mg 6.6 %
Vitamin A 180  IU 3.6 %
Vitamin C 29 mg 48.33 %
Vitamin B6 0.06 mg 3.25 %
Vitamin E ~
Vitamin K ~
Riboflavin 0.18  mg 10.29 %
Thiamin 0.44 mg 29 %
Folate, DFE 165  mcg 41.25 %
Niacin 1.65  mg 8.25 %
Sugars ~
Fiber 4.2  g 16.8 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Water 67.5 g
Carotene, alpha ~
Carotene, beta ~
Choline ~
Lycopene ~
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Data source: USDA Nutrient Database, R25
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

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Soybean is said to absorb the highest amount of chemicals from the fertilizers in the process of growing. Hence it is harmful. What do u say?

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