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Bio-Active Compounds

Edited by Hany El-Shemy

Cairo University

Legumes are important for the diet of a significant part of the world's population; they are a good source of protein, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. The "importance of soybean" lies in the overall agriculture and trade and in its contribution to food supply. Soybean contains the highest protein content and has no cholesterol in comparison with conventional legume and animal food sources. Furthermore, soybean is a cheap source of food, and at the same time medicinal due to its genistein, photochemical, isoflavones content. Soybean has been found to be extremely helpful in the fight against heart disease, cancer and diabetes, among others. Soybean protein and calories are presently being used to prevent body wasting often associated with HIV. The importance of soybean nutrition intervention is amplified where medications are unavailable. Its economic potential inherent in a wide range of industrial uses can be harnessed to the benefit of smallholder soybean producers.

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SoybeanBio-Active CompoundsEdited by Hany El-Shemy

Published: February 20th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/45866

ISBN: 978-953-51-0977-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5356-6

Copyright year: 2013

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65340 Total Chapter Downloads

40 Crossref Citations

73 Web of Science Citations

119 Dimensions Citations


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1. Critical Evaluation of Soybean Role in Animal Production Chains Based on the Valorization of Locally Produced Feedstuff

By Stefano Tavoletti


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2. Advanced Techniques in Soybean Biodiesel

By Mauricio G. Fonseca, Luciano N. Batista, Viviane F. Silva, Erica C. G. Pissurno, Thais C. Soares, Monique R. Jesus and Georgiana F. Cruz


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3. Facilities for Obtaining Soybean Oil in Small Plants

By Ednilton Tavares de Andrade, Luciana Pinto Teixeira, Ivênio Moreira da Silva, Roberto Guimarães Pereira, Oscar Edwin Piamba Tulcan and Danielle Oliveira de Andrade


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4. Phytoestrogens and Colon Cancer

By B. Pampaloni, C. Mavilia, E. Bartolini, F. Tonelli, M.L. Brandi and Federica D'Asta


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5. Bowman-Birk Protease Inhibitor as a Potential Oral Therapy for Multiple Sclerosis

By Farinaz Safavi and Abdolmohamad Rostami


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6. Soybean Oil Derivatives for Fuel and Chemical Feedstocks

By Joanna McFarlane


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7. Effect of Dietary Plant Lipids on Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Concentrations in Beef and Lamb Meats

By Pilar Teresa Garcia and Jorge J. Casal


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8. Value - Added Products from Soybean: Removal of Anti- Nutritional Factors via Bioprocessing

By Liyan Chen, Ronald L. Madl, Praveen V. Vadlani, Li Li and Weiqun Wang


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9. Soybean and Isoflavones – From Farm to Fork

By Michel Mozeika Araújo, Gustavo Bernardes Fanaro and Anna Lucia Casañas Haasis Villavicencio


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10. Evaluation of Soybean Straw as Litter Material in Poultry Production and Substrate in Composting of Broiler Carcasses

By Valeria Maria Nascimento Abreu, Paulo Giovanni de Abreu, Doralice Pedroso de Paiva, Arlei Coldebella, Fátima Regina Ferreira Jaenisch, Taiana Cestonaro and Virginia Santiago Silva


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11. Acrylated-Epoxidized Soybean Oil-Based Polymers and Their Use in the Generation of Electrically Conductive Polymer Composites

By Susana Hernández López and Enrique Vigueras Santiago


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12. Soybean and Prostate Cancer

By Xiaomeng Li, Ying Xu and Ichiro Tsuji


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13. Soybean Meal and The Potential for Upgrading Its Feeding Value by Enzyme Supplementation

By D. Pettersson and K. Pontoppidan


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14. Soybean in Monogastric Nutrition: Modifications to Add Value and Disease Prevention Properties

By Samuel N. Nahashon and Agnes K. Kilonzo-Nthenge


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15. The Effects of Hydrogenation on Soybean Oil

By Fred A. Kummerow


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16. Variability for Phenotype, Anthocyanin Indexes, and Flavonoids in Accessions from a Close Relative of Soybean, Neonotonia wightii (Wright & Arn. J.A. Lackey) in the U.S. Germplasm Collection for Potential Use as a Health Forage

By J.B. Morris, M.L. Wang and B. Tonnis


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17. Soybean: Non-Nutritional Factors and Their Biological Functionality

By A. Cabrera-Orozco, C. Jiménez-Martínez and G. Dávila-Ortiz


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18. Approach for Dispersing a Hydrophilic Compound as Nanoparticles Into Soybean Oil Using Evaporation Technique

By Kenjiro Koga


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19. Recent Advances on Soybean Isoflavone Extraction and Enzymatic Modification of Soybean Oil

By Masakazu Naya and Masanao Imai


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20. Soybean, Nutrition and Health

By Sherif M. Hassan


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21. Brazilian Soybean Varieties for Human Use

By Neusa Fátima Seibel, Fernanda Périco Alves, Marcelo Álvares de Oliveira and Rodrigo Santos Leite


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22. Effects of Soybean Trypsin Inhibitor on Hemostasis

By Eugene A. Borodin, Igor E. Pamirsky, Mikhail A. Shtarberg, Vladimir A. Dorovskikh, Alexander V. Korotkikh, Chie Tarumizu, Kiyoharu Takamatsu and Shigeru Yamamoto


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23. Potential Use of Soybean Flour (Glycine max) in Food Fortification

By O. E. Adelakun, K. G. Duodu, E. Buys and B. F. Olanipekun


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24. Food, Nutrition and Health

By Eduardo Fuentes, Luis Guzmán, Gilda Carrasco, Elba Leiva, Rodrigo Moore-Carrasco and Iván Palomo


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