Soybean Seed is an herbaceous annual plant in the family Fabaceae. The soybean plant produces small white or purple flowers and curved seed pods which are 3–15 cm (1.2–6 in) in length and can contain between 1 and 5 seeds. The seeds can be a variety of colors including yellow, green, brown, black or a mottled combination. its used an edible seeds. Soybean seeds can be used to make flour and dairy substitutes such as milk, margarine and yogurt and meat substitutes such as veggie burgers. Oil can be extracted from both the seeds and pods and the by product of the extraction is used as an animal feed.
- Its a rich protein and soybean oil content account for 56% of dry soybeans by weight (36% protein and 20% fat). The remainder consists of 30% carbohydrates, 9% water and 5% ash. soybeans comprise approximately 8% seed coat or hull, 90% cotyledons and 2% hypocotyl axis or germ.
- Soybean is valued for its high (38–45%) protein content as well as its high (approximately 20%) oil content.
- Soybean is processed into soybean meal and soybean oil and other ways or eaten whole.