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Updated 12 April 2013

Soya

Soya helps to lower the risk of heart disease and may reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancers.

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Soya helps to lower the risk of heart disease and may reduce the risk of breast and prostate cancers. It steadies the blood sugar levels and can help ease menopausal symptoms. It also eases constipation.

In an airtight container, soya beans keep well. They must be soaked for five hours and cooked for two hours before they go tender.

Soya is quite high in calories, but has many health benefits. A 100 g serving daily, either as tofu, flour or beans is recommended. Tofu is the richest source of calcium that is not a dairy product.


Calories 141
Calcium 83 mg
Fat 7,3 g
Fibre 6,1mg
Folate 54mcg
Iron 3mg
Potassium 510mg
Protein 14g
Vitamin E 1,1 mg
Zinc 0,9 mg
Per 100g
 
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