Agricultural and Biological Sciences

Soybean Physiology and Biochemistry

Edited by Hany A. El-Shemy, ISBN 978-953-307-534-1, 488 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published November 02, 2011 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/1006

Worldwide, soybean seed proteins represent a major source of amino acids for human and animal nutrition. Soybean seeds are an important and economical source of protein in the diet of many developed and developing countries. Soy is a complete protein and soyfoods are rich in vitamins and minerals.Soybean protein provides all the essential amino acids in the amounts needed for human health. Recent research suggests that soy may also lower risk of prostate, colon and breast cancers as well as osteoporosis and other bone health problems and alleviate hot flashes associated with menopause. This volume is expected to be useful for student, researchers and public who are interested in soybean.