Soy is one of the oldest and most nutritious foods in the world. In the eleventh century BC, it was consumed mainly in northern China, spreading to the West and the USA in the middle of the eighteenth century and only recently in Europe. It mainly uses soybeans in industry and animal feed although it is the third most important crop in the world today and humans consume less than 3%.
1. Nutritional Benefits
Soy has many nutritional benefits as it contains protein, fiber and isoflavone that have positive effects on cholesterol, bone density, menstrual symptoms, menopause, and prevention of some types of cancer. I think it is a wonderful food by the Chinese who believe that it can treat kidney disease, water retention, colds, anemia and leg ulcers.