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While being a good human must be our endgame, the time to 'Be A Beaner' is NOW!

If you are one of those who always looks for healthy options or has a tough time digesting milk products, you ought to ‘Be a Beaner’ my friend!

What it means to ‘Be A Beaner’?

If you are one of those who always looks for healthy options or has a tough time digesting milk and dairy products, you ought to be a beaner.

‘Be A Beaner’ is a health awareness campaign by SOYUZ which aims at informing and educating people about soy dietary benefits and the various ways in which one can attain truckloads of goodness simply by involving soybean in their routine diet. Throughout the course of time, countless men and women have deemed soybeans as a godsend and in their own ways, they have attained beanerhood. Now is the time you chose to be a ‘beaner’ as well.

What it means to ‘Be A Beaner’?

If you are one of those who always looks for healthy options or has a tough time digesting milk and dairy products, you ought to be a beaner.

‘Be A Beaner’ is a health awareness campaign by SOYUZ which aims at informing and educating people about soy dietary benefits and the various ways in which one can attain truckloads of goodness simply by involving soybean in their routine diet. Throughout the course of time, countless men and women have deemed soybeans as a godsend and in their own ways, they have attained beanerhood. Now is the time you chose to be a ‘beaner’ as well.

Beaner Mascot of Soyuz Soya Products
Beaner Mascot of Soyuz Soya Products

What are Soybeans?

A dig at its origin

World-renowned as the “Golden Bean” of the 20th century, processed soybeans (scientific name – ‘Glycine max) are the largest source of plant-based protein feed and second largest source of vegetable oil in the world.

 

The Asian seed was originally planted by a colonist in the British colony of Georgia in 1765.

1765

1770

Later, in 1770, Benjamin Franklin got a friend to plant soybean seeds in his garden by sending him a few. The typical hot and humid summer weather of North Carolina allowed the plant to grow well.

By the turn of the century, the United States Department of Agriculture conducted tests on soybeans and encouraged farmers to plant soybean as animal feed.

1800

1904

In 1904, the famous American chemist, George Washington Carver discovered that soybeans are a valuable source of protein and oil. He also realized the benefits of soybeans for preserving good quality soil.

Soybean oil and its derivative meal were being widely consumed by the Japanese during World War II.

1940

Late 20th Century

In the latter half of the 20th century, soybeans were grown in many countries including India and Japan and by 1985, Asia’s first soybean research institute was established in India.

Soybean is one of the fastest growing crops in India with an average annual production of over 15 metric-million tonnes. India’s largest soybean cultivating states are Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan which also house some of the largest soybean trading centres prevailing in the country.

Early 21st Century

2021

People start becoming beaners as Soyuz comes to life.

What are Soybeans?

A dig at its origin

World-renowned as the “Golden Bean” of the 20th century, processed soybeans (scientific name – ‘Glycine max) are the largest source of plant-based protein feed and second largest source of vegetable oil in the world.

 

1765

The Asian seed was originally planted by a colonist in the British colony of Georgia in 1765.

1770

Later, in 1770, Benjamin Franklin got a friend to plant soybean seeds in his garden by sending him a few. The typical hot and humid summer weather of North Carolina allowed the plant to grow well.

1800

By the turn of the century, the United States Department of Agriculture conducted tests on soybeans and encouraged farmers to plant soybean as animal feed.

1904

In 1904, the famous American chemist, George Washington Carver discovered that soybeans are a valuable source of protein and oil. He also realized the benefits of soybeans for preserving good quality soil.

1940

Soybean oil and its derivative meal were being widely consumed by the Japanese during World War II.

Late 20th Century

In the latter half of the 20th century, soybeans were grown in many countries including India and Japan and by 1985, Asia’s first soybean research institute was established in India.

Early 21st Century

Soybean is one of the fastest growing crops in India with an average annual production of over 15 metric-million tonnes. India’s largest soybean cultivating states are Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan which also house some of the largest soybean trading centres prevailing in the country.

2021

People start becoming beaners as Soyuz comes to life.

Join Beaner's Journey! Find out how Soya Paneer aka Tofu can add happiness to your lifestyle. #Beabeaner

Health Benefits of Soybean

Soybeans hail from the pea (legume) family of vegetables and have been a constant part of Asian cuisines for thousands of years. Soy and soy foods are a popular choice of both vegans and vegetarians who would otherwise look to satisfy their protein requirements from elsewhere. 

  • Soybeans and soy nuts are high in fibre and protein and low in saturated fats. 
  • They are free of cholesterol and lactose which makes them a must-have in almost everyone’s diet.
  • Soybeans have 8 amino acids as core ingredients which are essential for human nutrition. Their consumption may reduce the risk of a range of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, coronary heart disease (CHD) as well as a few types of cancers, including breast cancer. 
  • Soy foods also help in improving blood pressure and bone health. 
  • Soybeans comprise of phytoestrogens that replicate the action of the female hormone – oestrogen and if several case studies are to be believed, soy is said to be able to reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes. 

The research done until now is just barely scraping the tip of an iceberg. There is much more that needs to be studied and found out. So far, the evidence clearly suggests that it is wise to include whole soy foods in your daily diet. Many scientific studies dictate that ideally an adult can consume about 15g soy protein per serving, however we at Soyuz suggest the consultation of a doctor for accurately determining the intake quantity based on your body type and dietary needs.

Health Benefits of Soybean

Soybeans hail from the pea (legume) family of vegetables and have been a constant part of Asian cuisines for thousands of years. Soy and soy foods are a popular choice of both vegans and vegetarians who would otherwise look to satisfy their protein requirements from elsewhere. 

 

  • Soybeans and soy nuts are high in fibre and protein and low in saturated fats. 
  • They are free of cholesterol and lactose which makes them a must-have in almost everyone’s diet.
  • Soybeans have 8 amino acids as core ingredients which are essential for human nutrition. Their consumption may reduce the risk of a range of health problems, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, coronary heart disease (CHD) as well as a few types of cancers, including breast cancer. 
  • Soy foods also help in improving blood pressure and bone health. 
  • Soybeans comprise of phytoestrogens that replicate the action of the female hormone – oestrogen and if several case studies are to be believed, soy is said to be able to reduce menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes. 

The research done until now is just barely scraping the tip of an iceberg. There is much more that needs to be studied and found out. So far, the evidence clearly suggests that it is wise to include whole soy foods in your daily diet. Many scientific studies dictate that ideally an adult can consume about 15g soy protein per serving, however we at Soyuz suggest the consultation of a doctor for accurately determining the intake quantity based on your body type and dietary needs.