Soya Beans – whole – Organic
Country of origin: Canada/China
The soya bean is one of the oldest vegetables around and has been used in eastern countries for thousands of years.
They contain all the essential amino acids and is the closest vegetable protein to meat.
In its basic format, soya is quite tasteless, but it is also this blandness and tastelessness which makes it so versatile.
It can soak up different flavours and can be made to taste like almost anything you want it to.
Always soak the beans overnight before use.
You can also make an excellent Soya Milk drink from these beans.
Soya Milk- the easy way.
Makes approx 500g of Soya milk:
150g Soya bean, soaked overnight, drained
1 Litre of water
Put half of the Soya beans and half of the water into a blender and reduce to a thick puree.
Do the same for the other half- if you have a big enough blender, then you can do them all at once if preferred.
Use the strainer to strain into a bowl.
If you prefer a solid-free mix, then strain again-or use fine Cheesecloth to remove all solids from the puree.
Put the puree into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
Add sugar to taste if required, and any other flavouring that you like.
If the taste is too rich, add a little water until it is how you like it.
Some prefer to use 250g of Soya beans to make up 3 Litres of milk. It all depends on your own personal taste.
If you wish, you can use the Soya Bean solids to add to a stew or other dish.
This will add ‘body’ and texture as the bean solids soak up the juices of the dish.
% Daily Value* Total Fat 20 g 30% Saturated fat2.9 g 14% Polyunsaturated fat11 g Monounsaturated fat4.4 g Cholesterol 0 mg 0% Sodium 2 mg 0% Potassium 1,797 mg 51% Total Carbohydrate 30 g 10% Dietary fiber9 g 36% Sugar7 g Protein 36 g 72% Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 10% Calcium 27% Iron 87% Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 20% Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 70% *Per cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.