Soy has been termed as the wonder bean presenting as the best vegetarian protein source. But, often soy is surrounded by several controversies creating more confusion and doubts among consumers regarding the safe use of this legume native to East Asia.
Soyabean is an excellent source of high quality protein containing all the essential amino acids in readily digestible form. In non-vegetarians, Soy products can be used as meat replacers to bring down fat content since it has textural qualities similar to that of meat. Soyabean contains important compounds called isoflavones – genistein and daidzein which are phytoestrogens (plant estrogens). These are good sources of antioxidants and protective against several diseases.