Uses of Soy
The gamut of soy products is a wide one. Most commonly people think of soy only for dietary needs, but the list of soy products goes on and on. Continue reading below to learn more about the uses of soy.
What is Soy used for?
Soy is used for both industrial purposes and for dietary purposes. It has proved to be a profitable industry in both areas.
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. Soy milk.
. Chocolate soy milk.
. Soy flour breads.
. Soy cereals.
. Soy burgers.
. Soy butter.
. Roasted soy nuts.
. Soy yogurt.
. Soy cheese.
** Diets that contain one or two soy servings a day reduce hot flashes and vaginal dryness and may even help maintain bone mass.
Cultural Practices and Traditional Uses of Soy
Besides the principal use as a flavoring agent In china, soy sauce was used as a therapeutic agent for ulcers or for a dog bite it was applied to the afflicted area for 3-4 days. Soy sauce combined with honey was used for "throbbing fingers and toes", daubed on the mentioned area. The soy crop was also used to nourish soil.
Now that the ancient uses of soy have been explained, continue reading below to learn more about the modern uses of soy.
Modern Uses of Soy
The soy industry has multiplied enormously over the past two centuries. In the US in the 1920s, the primary use of soy was soy oil for industrial purposes. By the 1930s it began to be used in food products.
Today nearly 95 percent of soy meal in the US is consumed by animals that provide a source of meat, egg or dairy. Mexico and Europe import soy from the US so this pattern is repeated elsewhere. Japan also uses more soy for animal feed than human consumption. When the import of foreign vegetable oil was cut off from the U.S. during WWII, the U.S. government then sponsored a massive soybean harvesting plan.
Continue to read below to learn about the different soy products that exist today.
Different Soy Products
Soy is most commonly known for its edible products but the list of soy products goes beyond the edible. Listed below are some other soy products, food and other.
. Soy milk.
. Ice cream.
. Cooking oil.
. Stock feed. . Meat replacement.
Soybeans are one of the only crops that improve the soil in which they are grown, adding valuable nitrogen to the soil.
It is always important to know precautionary measures about natural supplements. Discussed below are the safety concerns of soy.
Safety about Soy Use
Most often only the benefits of soy foods are more heavily focused on, while precautions are ignored. Like most natural remedies, soy comes with its own set of side effects. Amongst concerns with soy products is their ability to increase breast cancer, hyperthyroidism, and infertility. It is important for people considering taking soy to talk with their doctors and nutritionists to determine whether or not soy intake will be more beneficial than harmful.
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