The soybean is an excellent source of high quality protein and
compares well with other protein foods. This link provides information
about the nutritional content of soybeans and soybean products.
As of February 2010, all webpages for the National Soybean Research Laboratory have been remodelled, including this page. For updated information, please visit us at www.nsrl.illinois.edu
Aspects of soybean production encompass a wide range of topics. This
link provides a field of information and current research in this area. Topics
covered are : what's in a soybean seed, planting, growing and harvesting soybeans,
production statistics, diseases, weedy pests and biotechnology.
Soybeans are also an excellent vegetable and may be eaten directly from the pods similar to other beans or peas. This link provides information about edamame growing, harvesting, and sources for seeds for home growing.
Soybeans are processed before they can be utilized in soy products
or eaten by consumers. This link provides information on the processing
methods and various soybean products.