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What range of soybeans products are available?

Toby Smithson
Nutrition & Dietetics

There is a wide range of soy products in addition to tofu. There are soy cereals with 2-8 grams of soy per serving; edamame with one half cup containing 7 grams of protein; soy cooking spray; soybeans packed in cans containing 11-13 grams protein per one half cup; soy cheese one ounce containing 2-4 grams protein; soy chips one ounce containing 7 grams protein; soy flour with one quarter cup containing 12 grams protein; soymilk with 8 ounces containing 10 grams of protein; soynut butter with 2 T. containing 8 grams protein; soynuts with one quarter cup containing 10 grams protein; soy oil; and  tempeh with one half cup containing 20 grams protein.

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
There's the whole bean soy (edamame), and then there is a wide variety of soy products made from soybeans.
  • Soymilk: the liquid residue of cooked soybeans.
  • Tofu: soft and firm blocks of coagulated soymilk.
  • Tempeh, miso, natto and soy sauce: fermented cooked soybeans.
  • Soy flour: defatted and finely ground flour.
Some highly processed "frankensoy" products look and taste just like burgers, frankfurters, steak strips, cheese and other foods. Soy is also tucked into many products unannounced and unrecognizable as soy. It’s in baked goods, beverages, yogurt, nutrition bars, ice cream and crackers and other products.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com
 

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