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Beans, Soy

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About This Food

Description

Soybeans - in their traditional fermented form - have been a staple in the Asian diet for thousands of years.

While these members of the legume family provide a complete protein source, soybeans have estrogenic properties and contain compounds that act as anti-nutrients including trypsin inhibitors and phytic acid.

Because conventional soybeans are almost always genetically modified and often treated with hexane, it is important to choose organic, fermented soy foods, not processed with hexane including: fermented soy milk, fermented tofu, tempeh, miso and tamari.

Soybeans provide numerous phytonutrients including the isoflavones genistein and daidzein, as well as saponins.


Talk with your doctor to determine if soy foods are safe if you have had any type of cancer or if you are having difficulty getting pregnant.

 

Selecting & Storing

Edamame should be refrigerated and used within two days. Frozen edamame will keep for several months. Store dried soybeans in an airtight container for up to 6 months.

Special diets
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Magnesium
  • Protein
  • Selenium
  • Copper
  • ALA Omega-3
  • Phosphorous
  • Manganese
Good Source of
  • Zinc
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Shellfish
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Coconut
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Cholesterol
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 0.5 cup(s)soybean

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Calories: 170

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 7 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
9.11 g
Saturated Fat
1.32 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2.01 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
5.14 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
608 g
ALA
608 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
0 mg
Total Carbohydrate
7.76 g
Net Carbohydrate
7.76 g
Sugars
1.8 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
14.06 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
47.25 IU
1%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
0.67 IU
2%
Vitamin B6
0.08 mg
4%
Vitamin B12
0 mcg
0%
Vitamin K
5.17 mg
6%
Folate
24.75 mcg
6%
Niacin
0.56 mg
3%
Riboflavin
0.16 mg
9%
Thiamin
0 mg
0%
Choline
70.31 mg
13%
Minerals
Calcium
211.5 mg
21%
Copper
0.43 mg
22%
Iron
6.3 mg
35%
Magnesium
256.5 mg
64%
Manganese
1 mg
50%
Phosphorous
249.75 mg
25%
Potassium
223.88 mg
6%
Selenium
18.9 mcg
27%
Sodium
22.5 mg
1%
Zinc
1.94 mg
13%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
28.13 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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