Soybeans, which are also known as soya beans, are a species of legume that has become one of the most widely consumed foods in the world. They are extremely useful for human health and they are easy to cultivate as well. Their scientific name is Glycine max, and they are classified as an oil seed, rather than a pulse, like most legumes.
Soybeans have become wildly important and popular in recent decades because of the rise in soy food’s popularity, including soy milk and textured vegetable protein.
|Botanical name||Glycine max|
|Foreign matter||2% max|
|Oil content on dry basis min||13% min|
|Oil admixture||6% max|
|Infection by pests||Not allowed|