A Healthy Part of Your Diet
Soybeans have many nicknames, but two nicknames that stand out are the “miracle crop” and the “wonder bean.” Why? Soybean protein contains all the essential amino acids necessary for a healthy diet. While livestock consumes 98 percent of soybean meal, soyfoods rich with soy protein also contain iron, B vitamins and calcium. Soyfoods also are cholesterol-free and low in saturated fats, making soyfoods an excellent source for daily nutrients.
As such, soyfoods are a sustainable way to help feed people around the world. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, global food demand will grow by 70 percent or more by 2050. Soy foods are a cost-effective, environmentally friendly protein source that can help answer the call to feed a growing global population.
The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) works closely with several industry leaders of soyfoods. See what they have to say about the “wonder bean.”