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Nutritional and Antinutritional Aspects of Soybean: Review

Sreeremya Sasi


Consumption of soy foods is blow up worldwide mainly due to their health benefits. Nutritional demerits associated with soy foods consumption also exists. Proteins and lipids, some vitamins and minerals, are major nutritionally significant components of soybeans; carbohydrates are major constituents quantitatively. Whole soy foods are also considered as good sources of dietary fiber, B-vitamins, calcium, and omega-3 essential fatty acids. This review examines the merits and demerits of consuming soy foods. Soybean has lecithin compound certain other allied factors which has anti-nutritional properties.

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