Protein for Soybean Meal
Made from soybean flakes and hulls, soybean meal is universally accepted as the most important supplemental protein ingredient in livestock feed, such as swine, poultry, beef, fish, dairy cattle and also pets.
- 79.2% of a bushel of soybeans is manufactured into soybean meal.
- The United States produces approximately 34 million metric tons of soybean meal per year.
- The United States uses 27 million metric tons of soybean meal for livestock and poultry feed.
- Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, China, and the Philippines are the primary export markets for United States’ soybean meal.
Uses for soybean meal include:
- Cattle and Dairy Feeds
- Aquaculture Feeds
- Poultry Feeds
- Calf Milk Replacers
- Swine Feeds
- Fish Food
- Pet Foods
- Protein Concentrates
Extensive research by the soybean industry has enabled important innovations to take place. It’s these innovations that are helping to improve the quality and efficiency of many industrial products, while conserving our limited resources and remaining…
- friendly to the environment
Industrial uses for soy protein include:
- Particle Boards
- Asphalt Emulsions
- Cleansing Materials
- Pesticides & Fungacides
- Water Based Paints
Edible Soy Protein
Soybeans are the only vegetable food that contain complete protein Ð a primary component of all cells. Complete protein is essential to build and repair body tissue and to manufacture vital enzymes that are specific catalysts for many of the chemical reactions that take place in the body. The quality of soy protein matches that of animal protein, so consumers can get the protein they need in a healthy, nutritious way.
- The soybean is composed of 40% protein.
- Soybeans are cholesterol-free and low in saturated fat.
The dry portion of the bean, left after dehulling and oil extraction, is used in many edible soy protein products such as:
- Baby Foods
- Bakery Ingredients
- Meat Product Enhancers
- Beer & Ale
- Diet Drinks