Importance of Soyabeans

Nutritional values of soybeans
Soybeans are very rich in nutritive components. Besides the very high protein content, soybeans contains a lot of fibre and are rich in calcium, magnesium. The soy protein has a high biological value and contains all the essential amino acids.

Soybeans are rich in unsaturated fatty acids and low in saturated fatty acids, which need to be avoided.

Nutrional values of soybeans(per 100g):

Water
8.5
g
Energy
416
kcal
Energy
1741
kJ
Protein
36.5
g
Fat (total lipid)
19.9
g
Fatty acids, saturated
2.9
g
Fatty acids, mono-unsaturated
4.4
g
Fatty acids, poly-unsaturated
11.3
g
Carbohydrates
30.2
g
Fiber
9.3
g
Ash
4.9
g
Isoflavones
200
mg
Calcium, Ca
277
mg
Iron, Fe
15.7
mg
Magnesium, Mg
280
mg
Phosphorus, Mg
704
mg
Potassium, K
1797
mg
Sodium, Na
2.0
mg
Zinc, Zn
4.9
mg
Copper, Cu
1.7
mg
Manganese, Mn
2.52
mg
Selenium, Se
17.8
µg
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
6.0
mg
Thiamin (vitamin B1)
0.874
mg
Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
0.87
mg
Niacin (vitamin B3)
1.62
mg
Panthotenic acid (vitamin B5)
0.79
mg
Vitamin B6
0.38
mg
Folic acid
375
µg
Vitamin B12
0.0
µg
Vitamin A
2.0
µg
Vitamin E
1.95
mg
[Source: USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference]

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