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National Soyfoods Month
Made into many food products, soybeans are very versatile and nutritious. Compared with many other beans, soybeans are a rich, unique source of high-quality, plant-based protein. Soybeans contain all nine essential amino acids needed to build and repair body cells, are a good source of B vitamins and are a source of essential fatty acids.
Fresh, canned, dried or frozen, soybeans are perfect for many recipes, including soups, stews, casseroles, salads, and pasta sauces. In addition, they're easy to find in every area of the grocery store!
- Produce department: tofu, tempeh, edamame, soy sprouts
- Grocery aisle: canned black and yellow soybeans, dried soybeans, soy pasta, soy pudding, soy jerky, soynut butter, soy cereal, soy flour, soy baking mixes
- Dairy case: soymilk, soy cheese, soy eggnog, soy yogurt, soy smoothies, soy sour cream
- Frozen foods: edamame, soy entrees, soy sausage and patties, soy-based burgers, soy ice cream
- Meat case: garden or soyburgers, soy hot dogs
- Snack aisle: soynuts, soynut trail mix, soy protein bars.
For more information about adding soy to your healthy diet, consult a registered dietitian nutritionist in your area and visit our Healthful Vegetarian Meal Ideas page.
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Reviewed February 2013