Farm Star Living

Health Benefits:

Helps control LDL cholesterol levels
Improves bone and muscle health
Improves hair, skin and nails
Reduces risk of breast cancer
Reduces risk of cervical cancer
Reduces risk of lung cancer
Relieves constipation

Nutrition:

Serving size: 1/2 cup shelled; Calories: 148; Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 1mg; Carbs: 8g; Fiber:4g;  Sugars: 2g; Protein: 15g; Potassium: 12%DV; Vitamin A: 0%DV; Vitamin C: 2%DV; Calcium: 8%DV; Iron: 23%DV

Did You Know?

  • Tofu is to the soybean as cheese is to milk.  Soybeans produce soymilk, which can also be separated into curds and whey. Tofu is the curd of soymilk. Also called or described as “bean curd.”
  • One-half of all daily U.S. newspapers are printed with soybean oil-based ink. USA Today is one example.
  • Contain isoflavoces genistein and daidzein

 

Ways to Eat:

  • Steamed
  • Boiled
  • As tofu
  • Soymilk or other soy based dairy
  • Tempeh
  • Nuts

Farming Trivia:

  • One acre of soybeans can produce 82,368 crayons. Soy crayons have been created to replace toxic petroleum-wax crayons, soy crayons are sager to use, brighter in color, and less expensive to produce.
  • 98 percent of the soybean and livestock farms in the country are still family farms

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.