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SOYBEAN PRODUCTS

Soybeans, High-Quality Vegetable Protein!!

Soybean foods such as Tofu, Natto, Boiled/Roast beans, Miso, Soy sauce, Edamame, Kinako powder, Soy milk etc. are indispensable in Japanese diets.  All of them are made from soybeans.  Soybeans are called 'Meat of the Fields'.  

SOY MILK:  Soy milk is made by soaking soybeans in water, crushing, heating and squeezing.  It has a variety of uses and can be used in a variety of applications such as drinks and tofu. In soy milk, soy protein and soybean saponin support weight loss, soy isoflavones support strong bone formation, and the vitamins and irons support maintenance of beautiful skin and healthy physical condition.



TOFU: Soybean curd (Tofu) is made by adding a firming agent to soy milk. It requires 1kg of soybeans to make Tofu weighing  3.3~3.9kgs.  There are mainly two degrees of firmness, Hard and Soft, each having their own applications in many types of dishes. It can also be eaten alone or with a few garnishings.  Tofu is a natural food and is rich in Protein, Calcium, Potassium, and other amazing nutrients we need on a daily basis.



SOYBEAN SHEETS: is made from soybeans and contains a lot of soybean protein.  It is a colorful thin square sheet, like dried nori seaweed.  It can be used in a roll, a wrap, as decoration, etc. 
   

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