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SOYBEAN USES

Soybeans are food, feed, fuel and fiber

Because soybeans are made up of both meal and oil, the uses for this bean are limitless. Soybean meal mostly becomes animal feed with a smaller percentage going toward human foods and other products. Soybean oil is used in human food, biofuels and many other products.

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FOOD

Food: Soybeans in human consumption

Versatile, low in cholesterol and high in protein and other nutrients, soy foods can be a part of a healthy diet. There are many ways to add soybeans to any meal or snack from soymilk to soy-based protein and everything in between.

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FEED

Feed: Soybeans in animal agriculture

As a source of quality protein, soybeans are an important part of feed rations. Poultry, pigs, cattle and even fish enjoy soybean meal.

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FUEL

Fuel: Soybeans as a fuel source

Biodiesel can be made from soybean oil, making this biofuel a renewable fuel. Missouri is a national leader in biodiesel production. Biodiesel can be used in any diesel engine, and is environmentally friendly.

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FIBER

Fiber: Soybeans as a renewable ingredient in consumer goods

Soy is a sustainable, renewable ingredient used in many consumer goods including shoes, tires, sealants and much more.

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