Soyabeans : A Complete Plant Protein Food

Nutrient values for soya and soya products

Nutrient Soya
bean
(130 g )
Tof
(firm
100 g
cooked)
Un -
fortified milk
(250 ml)
Energy
(kjoules)
698 304 426
Fibre 9.4 g 0.3 g 1.3 g
Protein 43.2 g 8.1 g 6.5 g
Carbo-
hydrates
3.1 g 0.6 g 6.8 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 mg 0 mg
Sodium 12 mg 7 mg 192 mg
Total Fat 10 g 4.2 g 5.5 g

Therefore it will not be wrong if soyabean is called the wonder food. It has specially been found useful for postmenopausal women and cancer patients. Soya milk builds bones and is effective in preventing osteoporosis. Being made from legumes the milk also contains some fibre and can be helpful in constipation.

Comments

guest Thursday, August 7, 2008

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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