The soybean is considered a complete food because it contains protein, carbohydrates and fat, as well as an impressive array of vitamins and minerals. The protein ratio is comparable to animal protein. Coagulated protein from soy milk can be made into tofu, just as dairy milk can be made into cheese.
The soybean is low in saturated fat and contains no cholesterol. Soy products are lactose free making them suitable for lactose intolerant.
Soy-based food comes in many varieties such as soy milk, soy based drinks, soy yoghurt, tofu, miso, tempeh and soy sauce. Soy products are used all over the world.
Rice, almond, grain, oat and seed drinks are like the soy products a lactose free healthy alternative to dairy products and milk.
Read all about soy products in the Soya Handbook. The book provides extensive, general and semi-technical information on soya. It discusses soya quality aspects, processing and packaging, as well as the health and nutritional benefits of soya.