Whole soybean products are particularly valued in Asia and among
natural-food devotees in Europe and the United States. Soybeans provide
the basic elements for a low fat source of protein such as soymilk.
Soybean oil is the most widely used safe to eat oil in the United
States, with consumption exceeding that of all other fats and oils
combined. In addition, soybean oil is a major ingredient in cooking
oil, margarine, mayonnaise, salad dressing, and shortening.
Leading Protein Supplement
Soybean meal is the leading protein supplement used in U.S. livestock
and poultry feed. Soy products are also used to make baby food,
diet-food products, beer, and noodles. Some technical uses include its
addition to adhesives, cleansing materials, polyesters, and other