Loving the Whole Soybean

vancouver exhibitors Oct 19, 2021

By Yumasoy,

At Yumasoy, we love the whole soybean. Unlike many other companies, we use whole soybeans, so you get all their amazing benefits. Whole soybeans are packed with protein, fibre, healthy fat, and an abundance of nutrients. 

What are Whole Foods? 

Whole foods come from nature and are minimally processed with their edible parts intact. 

Fragmentation of food, like soy, separates the food into different parts and causes important nutrients like vitamins, fibre, and healthy fats to be removed or lost.  Fractionated soybeans appear on labels as soy protein isolates, defatted soy, or textured vegetable protein (TVP). Fragmentation can involve the use of chemicals to separate the protein from the whole food, which may contribute to digestive problems. 

If you’ve always thought you couldn’t eat soy, it might be because you’ve consumed fractionated soy. At Yumasoy, we use whole soybeans, so all-important nutrients are maintained. 

Protein-Packed Soy 

Unlike other plant proteins, soy is a complete protein. It contains all nine essential amino acids that the body can’t make and must come from the foods we eat. You can replace animal protein with natural soy products like tofu, tempeh, edamame (green soybeans),  and soy milk. Proteins are the building blocks of life needed to build and repair bones,  muscles, make hormones and enzymes, and are also key to help you feel full and nourished throughout the day. 

The Nutritional Powerhouse of Soy  

The whole soybean is a powerhouse of nutrients and includes:  

  1. B vitamins to help the body produce energy. 
  2. Fibre to balance blood sugar, improve cholesterol, and maintain bowel health and good gut bacteria. 
  3. Natural oils for healing and immunity. 
  4. Calcium to strengthen bones. 
  5. Iron to maintain energy levels and support immune function. 
  6. Magnesium to fight depression, type 2 diabetes, inflammation, high blood pressure, migraines, and symptoms of PMS.
  7. Potassium to support heart function, regulation of fluids and maintenance of muscle contractions and nerve signals. 

Protein, fibre, healthy fat, and a wealth of nutrients—you can see why we love the whole soybean! 

About Yumasoy 

Yumasoy makes meat alternatives using whole soybeans and all natural, real,  recognizable ingredients without preservatives, chemicals, or additives. 

Yumasoy is inspired by the Greek word “Yamas”, a celebratory cheer shared amongst  friends and family which means “to your health.” We are a Vancouver-based business,  led by Gina Arsens and Steevi McNeely, crafting easy-to-prepare, delicious plant-based meat alternatives using whole foods and natural ingredients. 

We look forward to seeing you (all of you!) at the Planted Expo and offering you our deliciously real and truly yummy products. 


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