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   What can be made out of soybean?

Soybean has been grown for numerous years as food for millions of people and as a feed ingredient for livestock. Most people do not think of the other benefits of soybean. Many products are being created every year due to research efforts funded by soybean farmers across America. Below is a list of the many industrial and food use products using soybean or soybean-derived products as one of the main ingredients.

Whole Soybean Products - Food Uses
Baked soybeans
Full fat flour:
              Bread
              Candy
              Doughnut mix
              Frozen desserts
              Instant milk drinks
              Low-cost gruels
              Pancake flour
              Pan grease extender
              Pie crust
              Sweet goods
Seed
Soy sprouts
Stock feeds
Roaster soybeans:
              Candy ingredients
              Confection
              Cookie ingredient
              Cookie topping
              Cracker ingredient
              Dietary items
              Fountain topping
              Soy coffee
              Soynut butter
              Soy coffee
              Soynuts
Traditional soyfoods:
             
Miso       
              Natto
              Soymilk
              Soy sauce
              Tempeh
              Tofu
Whole green soybean

Soybean Oil  Products - Food Uses
Fatty acids
Glycerol
Refined soybean oil (see list of products)
Soybean lecithin (see list of products)
Sterols

Refined Soybean Oil Products - Industrial Uses
Anti-corrosive agents
Anti-static agents
Caulking compounds
Core oils
Diesel fuel
Disinfectants
Dust control agent
Electrical insulation
Epoxies
Fungicides
Herbicides
Inks, printing
Insecticides
Linoleum backing
Metal, casting/working
Oiled fabrics
Paints
Pesticides
Plasticizers
Protective coatings
Putty
Soaps/shampoo/detergents
Vinyl plastics
Waterproof cement
Wallboard

Refined Soybean Oil Products - Food Uses
Cookies, crackers and snack foods
Cooking oils
Coffee whiteners
Creamers
Filled milks
Liquid shortening
Margarine
Mayonnaise
Pharmaceuticals
Salad dressing
Salad oils
Sandwich spreads
Vegetable shortening

Soybean Oil - Lecithin Products - Industrial Uses
Anti-foaming agents:
              Alcohol manufacture
              Anti-spattering agent:
                            Margarine manufacture
              Dispersing agents:
                            Ink manufacture
                            Insecticides
                            Paint manufacture
                            Pigments (paint)
                            Rubber manufacture
              Yeast manufacture
Calf milk - replacers
Cosmetics
Wetting agents

Soybean Oil - Lecithin Products - Food Uses
Bakery products
Candy products
Chocolate coatings
Emulsifying agent
Pharmaceuticals
Nutritional
Dietary use
Medical use
Stabilizing agent
Shortening

Soybean Meal Products - Food Uses
Grits, soy flour, concentrates and isolates:
              Alimentary pastes
              Baby food
              Bakery ingredient
              Beer and ale
              Candy products
              Cereals
              Confections
              Diet food products
              Food drinks
              Grits
              Hypo-allergenic milk
              Meat analogs
              Meat products
              Noodles
              Prepared mixes
              Sausage casings
              Special diet foods
              Yeast

Soybean Meal Products - Animal Feed Uses
Aquaculture
Bee foods
Calf milk replacers
Fish food
Fox & mink feeds
Pet foods
Poultry feeds
Protein concentrates
Swine feeds

Soybean Flour and Isolate Products - Industrial Uses
Adhesive
Analytical reagents
Antibiotics
Asphalt emulsions
Binders, wood/resin
Cleansing materials
Cosmetics
Fermentation aids/nutrients
Films for packaging
Fungicides
Inks
Insecticidal sprays
Leather substitutes
Linoleum backing
Livestock feeds
Paints, water-based
Particle board
Pesticides
Plastics
Plywood
Polyesters
Pharmaceuticals    
Tape joint cements
Textiles
Texture paints
Wallboard

Soybean Hulls
Dairy feed
Filter material
High fiber breads

 

Last Update: 3/21/07

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