These humble legumes taste great and offer a wealth of terrific health benefits. At Bob's Red Mill, we select our soybeans from only the finest crops available. Soybeans are native to East Asia and for over 5,000 years have been a vital protein source in the Orient. By the first century AD, soybean cultivation had spread to many countries including Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and India. In the early 1800s, trade ships returning home from the East introduced soybeans to America. Today many countries around the world depend on soybeans as an important source of dietary protein.
Soybeans contain complete plant protein with all the amino acids essential to human nutrition. They rank right up there with meat and dairy products in the protein department, with very little saturated. They also contain calcium and dietary fiber, which are sorely lacking in American diets.
Soybeans are a good source of B vitamins and minerals including manganese, phosphorus, and potassium. They are also are rich in isoflavones which are believed to have a significant impact on disease prevention.
Soybeans, always a popular natural food, are used in a multitude of ways including tofu, miso, tempeh and soy milk. Cooked soybeans can be used as an ingredient in soups, sauces, salads and stews. You can also add pur√©ed soybeans to bread and cake recipes for a nutritional kick.
To Your Good Health
As a continued commitment to the quality of the products we make and sell, all
of Bob’s Red Mill products are certified kosher pareve or kosher dairy by Rabbi
Avrohom Teichman of Kehilla Kosher, Igud HaKashrus of Los Angeles.
All Bob’s Red Mill products are vegetarian. This product is also vegan, meaning
it is made without the use of any animal products including eggs, dairy, and
This product was grown and produced using a uniform set of methods established
by the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Organic Program and
third-party certified organic by Quality Assurance International.