Super Foods - Soyabeans

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Jan 03, 2017
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Soyabeans : A Complete Plant Protein Food

Nutritional qualities

The richest known source of plant protein containing 43 gms of protein per 100 gms of bean and polyunsaturated oil. It is the unbeatable bean low fat, high fibre, high protein source being rich in folate, iron, potassium and magnesium. It provides both insoluble and soluble fibres. The phytochemicals - genistein and daidzein- are known to act like oestrogen in the body, they provide relief to menopausal women from hot flushes. Alongside genistein has been found to be effective against cancer.

They are extremely good sources of calcium. Tofu and soya milk are two great products obtained from soyabean. Apart from replacing tofu it provides calcium, which is utilised effectively by the body. Soya milk is a boon and substitute for lactose intolerant people. People who cannot consume milk due to milk allergy can drink soya milk with ease.

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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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