Soy or Soya is also known as soybean or soya bean. It is a type of legume, similar to peanuts, kidney beans, peas, etc. Soy sauce or soya sauce is a sauce that is made via fermentation of soy bean. Hence, soy sauce is a byproduct of soya.
Soy or Soya is also known as soybean or soya bean. It is a type of legume, similar to peanuts, kidney beans, peas, etc. There are many different varieties of soy bean. Soya bean is actually native to East Asia, but has become popular enough to become a staple past of the Western Diet. In fact, the United States and Brazil are the largest producers of soy bean in
the world. Together they produce 72% of the world’s total supply of soy bean. Soy bean is very high in protein, due to which it is a very popular alternative to meat, especially in vegetarian and vegan diets. Soy bean has many different applications, such as soy vegetable oil, soy milk, tofu, and tofu skin. In addition, soy bean can be fermented to make soy sauce, fermented bean paste, natto, tempeh, and others. Soy bean is also further used to make products such as textured vegetable protein (TVP), also known as soya chunks or soya granules, which is sold in its dehydrated form. The benefit of this is that in its dehydrated form, the TVP can be stored for up to 12 months. This and the fact that it is an excellent source of protein makes it a great grain for both human and animal consumption, especially in third world countries as it is a cheap alternative for meat.