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