Known for their high protein content, soya beans are a very healthy addition to anyones diet. They do need a long cooking time, but you can of course cook extra and freeze them for later.
As well as soaking and cooking to use whole or mashed down, you can also make soya milk and tofu from them. Soak for 8-12 hours, boil for one hour, then reduce the heat to simmer for around 3 hours.
Organic Soya beans normally from China or USA
|Typical Values Per 100g|
|of which sugars (g)||1|
|of which saturates (g)||0|
May contain traces of nuts and gluten. Some people are allergic to Soya.
Properly cooked beans are completely safe to eat. Do NOT add uncooked beans to a slow cooker There is insufficient heat to destroy the toxins.
Prepared Soya beans are delicious added to meat dishes or those with strong flavours, they provide good texture and have a good, creamy flavour. Soya is a very important source of protein in the Far East, where it forms a large part of the diet. The beans are used to make Soya Milk, Tofu and textured, dried protein.
A lot of dairy replacement products such as custard, yoghurt and ice cream are made using soya, it is very versatile.
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