The soybean (US) or soya bean (UK) (Glycine max) is a climbing plant of the Fabaceae family, from genus Glycine, similar to bean. It is widely cultivated for its oilseeds that provide the second edible oil consumed in the world, after oil palm. This species of legume is native from East Asia.
Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids
Soya is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids which are generally beneficial for health and especially for the heart, as it can help decrease bad cholesterol (LDL).
Fibre is essential in diet; it is beneficial for health, it supports digestion and intestinal transit. Soya is a natural source of fibre.
Soya bean is an excellent source of high quality proteins. Its proteins contain all that essential aminoacids our body needs. Essential amino acids are those that our body cannot produce by itself and which, therefore, have to be provided through.