📌They joke about soy that it is an analogue of everything! Indeed, this unique plant is an ideal substitute for many food products, for example, the most popular – milk or sausage. Mankind has learned to add soy almost everywhere, because the taste qualities allow soy to be an “inconspicuous” component of many products, and its main advantage is the price.
The most interesting facts about soy
🌿 The exact time when soy was first cultivated is unknown, but scientists claim that it happened at least five to seven thousand years ago.
🌿 The most low-growing varieties of soybeans have a height of 15-18 cm, and the tall ones can reach 2 meters.
🌿 Soy is extremely nutritious, and its protein content can reach up to fifty percent.
🌿 in Europe, soybeans began to be cultivated only from the end of the 19th century.
🌿 Every year, more than three hundred million tons of soybeans are grown in the world. Two-thirds of this amount is accounted for by Brazil and the USA.
🌿 China occupies the first place in the world in terms of soy consumption. This leguminous plant is part of a large number of traditional Chinese dishes.
🌿 Soy products are not only eaten by humans. A large amount of feed for animals, both domestic and farm, is made from soy raw materials.
🌿 The uniqueness of soy is that it is possible to prepare surrogates of many other products from it, starting with milk, coffee and ending with meat.
🌿 The soybean genome was completely deciphered in 2010.
🌿 Geneticists and botanists experiment with soy more often than with any other plant. The purpose of the experiments is to improve the nutritional properties of the plant and increase its resistance to adverse environmental conditions, insect pests and other threats.