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Soybean Facts

  • Name: Soybean, Soya Bean
  • Type of Food: Vegetable
  • Produced From: Glycine max
  • Total Calories: 446 (100 gram serving)
  • Total Fat: 20 grams (100 gram serving)
  • Total Protein: 36 grams (100 gram serving)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 30 grams (100 gram serving)

30 Soybean Facts for Kids

  1. .Soybeans are a vegetable cultivated and consumed by humans worldwide.
  2. Soybeans are a legume and are harvested from several different species of plants in the genus Glycine.
  3. Soybeans are also known as soya beans.
  4. Soybeans are one of the top 10 most produced food commodity in the world.
  5. The composition of a soybean is 36% protein, 30% carbohydrates, 20% fat, 9% water and 5% ash.
  6. According to FAOSTAT, the world produced over 384 million tons of soybeans in 2018.
  7. According to FAOSTAT, the largest producer of soybeans in 2018 was the United States with over 136 million tons.
  8. According to FAOSTAT, the second largest producer of soybeans in 2018 was Brazil with over 129 million tons.
  9. Based on FAOSTAT data, the United States produced over 35% of the world’s soybean supply in 2018.
  10. Based on FAOSTAT data, Brazil produced over 33% of the world’s soybean supply in 2018.
  11. One cup of raw soybeans (186 grams) contains 830 calories.
  12. One cup of raw soybeans (186 grams) contains 37 grams of fat.
  13. One cup of raw soybeans (186 grams) contains no cholesterol.
  14. One cup of raw soybeans (186 grams) contains 4 milligrams of sodium.
  15. One cup of raw soybeans (186 grams) contains 56 grams of carbohydrates.
  16. One cup of raw soybeans (186 grams) contains 17 grams of dietary fiber.
  17. One cup of raw soybeans (186 grams) contains 14 grams of sugar.
  18. One cup of raw soybeans (186 grams) contains 68 grams of protein.
  19. One cup of raw soybeans (186 grams) contains 3,342 milligrams of potassium.
  20. One cup of raw soybeans (186 grams) contains 51% of the Daily Value for Calcium.
  21. One cup of raw soybeans (186 grams) contains 18% of the Daily Value for vitamin C.
  22. One cup of raw soybeans (186 grams) contains 162% of the Daily Value for iron.
  23. One cup of raw soybeans (186 grams) contains 36% of the Daily Value for vitamin B-6.
  24. One cup of raw soybeans (186 grams) contains 136% of the Daily Value for magnesium.
  25. Soybean oil has many other uses other than a food or cooking product.
  26. Soybean is used in different industrial industries to make adhesives, cleaners, paints, plastics and textiles.
  27. Over 82,000 crayons can be made with just one acre of soybeans.
  28. About 90% of all the daily newspapers in the United States use soy based ink.
  29. 25% of the soybean oil in the United States of America is used to make biodiesel.
  30. Biodiesel made from soybean oil helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions and is more energy efficient than diesel.

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