1. What is soy (soybean)?
“The soybean, or soya bean, is a species of legume native to East Asia, widely grown for its edible bean, which has numerous uses. “
2. Is there a difference between soy, soybean and soy sauce? Difference in how it is made.
Soybean (Glycine max) usually refers to the edible bean that comes from this legume plant.
Soy usually refers to the protein or ingredient that is used in cuisine which is derived from the soybean. If you are allergic to soy, you will see allergy warnings on food containing soy products. Such products may include tofu, soy milk, protein bars, protein shakes, etc.
And, soy sauce is a salty condiment used in cuisine which is derived from the soybean but processed in a way that produces soy sauce which includes fermentation among other processes. Soy sauce (also called soya sauce in British English) is a liquid condiment of Chinese origin, made from a fermented paste of soybeans, roasted grain, brine, and Aspergillus oryzae or Aspergillus sojae molds.
3. Is soy beneficial to your health? Generally speaking no, due to most soybean genetically modified and not in its original state.most soybean genetically modified and not in its original state.
“Most of the soy crop in the U.S. is used to produce soybean oil, which is extracted using the chemical solvent hexane. Soybean oil supplied about 7% of calories in the U.S. diet in the year 1999 (2). What remains of the soybean after the fat has been extracted is called soybean meal, which is about 50% protein. The majority of soybean meal is used to feed livestock, but it can also go through further processing to produce isolated soy protein.” https://www.healthline.com/
Dr. Axe: https://draxe.com/is-soy-bad-
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