Soybean Protein Concentrate is made by removing a portion of the carbohydrates (sugars) from dehulled and defatted soybeans.
- Soy protein concentrate is widely used as functional or nutritional ingredient in a wide variety of food products, mainly in baked foods, breakfast cereals and in some meat products. Soy protein concentrate is used in meat and poultry products to increase water and fat retention, and to improve nutritional values (more protein, less fat). It is even used for some non-food applications.
- It is very healthy: it is very low in fat, contains no cholesterol and contains phytochemicals. The main phytochemicals in soy protein are isoflavones, saponins and phytic acid. These phytochemicals are strong antioxidants but have many other properties. Soy protein and its associated phytochemicals seem to reduce heart disease, osteoporosis and risk of cancer.
- There have also been several studies on soy protein and age-related dementia, although many of those studies have been inconclusive.
- Not known.
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