It has over 50% protein, and less than 4% fat. Now you know why so few like soyabean. Well, let's hope at least the women will attract the hoi polloi to this festival.
The Department Of Food And Nutrition, Osmania University College for Women, Koti, in association with the American Soyabean Assosiation, is organising a Soya Food Festival, on 16th October, at its premises. The festival is to commemorate World Food Day. About 100 soya-based recipies will be on display, and a recipe booklet will be released. The festival also has a stall selling all soyabean products, a diet-couselling session for all ages and therapeutic groups, and an awareness and detection program about adulterated food.
Soyabean is considered complete food because it contains protein (50%+) and carbohydrates, as well as an impressive array of vitamins and minerals including iron, phosphorus, magnesium, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. Soyabean is also an excellent source of calcium, and has the distinction of being the only vegetable source of complete protein.
A complete protein contains all 8 essential amino acids, which cannot be produced by the body and must come from a dietary source. Soya is very versatile and can be used as a base for a variety of products such as tofu, soups, cappuccino drinks, sauces, dressings, mayonnaise, yoghurts, ice creams and cheese. Soya also helps prevent heart disease, by lowering blood cholesterol.
The soyabean is low in saturated fatty acids. Soyabean oil is also used in industrial products like printing inks, cosmetics, linoleum and vinyl plastics, and also for human use such as in cooking oils, salad dressings, sandwich spreads, margarine, salad oils, coffee creamer, mayonnaise and shortenings.
Please contact 2465-7813 for further details.