The soya bean has long been recognised for its nutritional value. Soya is an excellent source of protein, containing all 8 the essential amino acids and has a high PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility Corected Amino Acid Score) equal to animal protein. In addition, soya has a beneficial fatty acid composition: low in saturated fat and high in polyunsaturated fats. It also contains fibre, a number of vitamins and minerals, and other bio-active substances such as isoflavones.
Thanks to its healthy nutrition profile, soya plays an important role in a healthy balanced diet.