Nutritional Overview

Soybeans take their place in the market as a healthy source of high-quality protein. About 35 to 38 percent of the calories from soybeans come from protein, which is higher than any other legume. In addition to protein, soybeans are low in saturated fats and high in iron and fiber, when prepared properly. Soybean oil is actually one of the few non-fish sources of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. The FDA authorized soybean oil’s heart-healthy claim that soybean oil may reduce risk of heart disease. Soy foods can be an important part of a healthy diet as proscribed by the USDA.

Fat Content of Soybeans

  • Saturated Fat
  • Monounsaturated Fat
  • Polyunsaturated Fat

Source: USSEC

Traditional Soy Foods & Ingredients

* Source: 2011 and 2014 Soyfoods Guide of the United Soybean Board