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A healthy, versatile option

Soy adds a layer of healthfulness to snacks and meals. Soybeans are a delicious source of protein, fiber and other nutrients.

Health benefits of soy

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), soy protein and soybean oil as part of a healthy diet may be able to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.

High oleic soybean oil contains no trans fats, while maintaining functionality characteristics that make soybean oil an ideal food ingredient.

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A complete protein

Soy provides all of the essential amino acids for human nutrition. This makes soy a complete plant protein similar to animal protein and one of the best choices for plant protein.

Supports heart health

Official claims issued by the FDA state that soy protein and soybean oil as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.

Contains good fats

Omega-3 fatty acids are important to a healthy body. Soybeans offer a rich source of these fats, which also impact heart health.

Zero cholesterol

In addition to contributing to heart health, soy foods are naturally cholesterol-free and low in saturated fat.

Nutritionally rich

Among the benefits provided by soyfoods, they are also a good source of folate, potassium and fiber.

Find soy foods at your local grocery store

Look around next time you’re grocery shopping — you’ll notice soy foods and soy ingredients in many foods already on the shelves.

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Meat alternatives

Soy is the only plant protein that has a heart health claim from the FDA. Tofu, tempeh and other soy-based meat alternatives are healthful ways to add soy protein to your plate.
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Soybeans and sprouts

Bean sprouts, edamame, whole soybeans and roasted soy nuts are commonly available. These soybean sources are easy ways to get a serving of soy.
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Tofu is made from the protein in soy milk. It has a cheese-like texture and can be used in many ways and in many dishes.
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Soybean oil

Soybean oil, including Soyleic, is the most widely used oil. Most cooking oils labeled as “Vegetable Oil” are soybean oil.
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Fermented soy

The process of fermentation is used to create several popular soy foods. Tempeh, miso and soy sauce are all made by fermenting soy.

Explore other soybean uses:

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Feed: Soybeans in animal agriculture

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

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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: 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.