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Soy nuts

homemade soy nuts Soy nuts are a healthier snack option than many other snacks. There are two types: deep-fried soy nuts and dry roasted soynuts. They are made from whole soybeans which have been soaked in water and then baked or roasted until crisp and brown. Soy nuts are similar in texture and flavour to peanuts, but are healthier as they contain far less fat and more protein than peanuts. Soy nuts are available in different flavours, such as salt or paprika.
You can even find soy nuts covered with a layer of chocolate or joghurt! Soy nuts contain most of the nutrients of the whole soybean.

Dry roasted soy nuts are very popular in Japan, where they play a role in celebrations of ritual purification. During the Bean Throwing Ceremony soy nuts (beans of good fortune) are placed in and then tossed through an open window into air. Each person picks a number of soy nuts equal to his or her age in years.

Benefits of soy nuts

Soy nuts are a nutrition powerhouse and offer many health benefits. They are very rich in protein, fiber, healthy fats, minerals and vitamins. Consuming soy nuts is an easy way to get isoflavones. Soy nuts are often used in scientific studies that investigate the health benefits of isoflavones, because they are one of the tastiest soyfoods available and they are easy to administer.

Availability of soy nuts

Soy nuts can be found in natural foods stores and some grocery stores. In Europe they are not that popular and therefore more difficult to find. But you can order them from online shops or make them at home.

Comments

Soy nuts from Asda

Compared to tofu and soy milk, soy nuts are a very concentrated form of soy. A portion of 100 g soy nuts contains 45 g protein, covering almost your daily need of protein. In order to get a balanced diet, I wouldn't eat more than 50 g soy nuts daily, which may be difficult because they taste like more.


Rob - 20 October 2013

Soy nuts from Asda

So these things are my new snack

I'm 16,think I eat WAYY too much bad food....but `soya beans` from Asda have filled me up lots in the day,they're salted and roasted,but I do eat ALOT of them.....is there any harm?
I also just wanna say to those who wanna lose wait aswell,as an elevenses thing,it makes you too full for a big lunch.
xx


themusicmiss1234 - 23 October 2013

Soy nuts from Asda

Compared to tofu and soy milk, soy nuts are a very concentrated form of soy. A portion of 100 g soy nuts contains 45 g protein, covering almost your daily need of protein. In order to get a balanced diet, I wouldn't eat more than 50 g soy nuts daily, which may be difficult because they taste like more.


Rob - 23 October 2013

Soy nuts

I recently bought a packet of soya nuts, that are eaten as a snack. they are apparently dry roasted and crunchy but not hard. Can anyone advise me how to make them from the dried beans?.
Emma - 23 October 2013

Soy nuts

I bought a pound in a bulk store of the soy nuts yesterday because the price was less expensive than the regular nuts. I was delighted to see nutrional soy health benefits are still there after the roasting and with less calories. My whole family is enjoying them and now have a container of them on my desk at work. Everyone is munching!
Brenda - 31 October 2013

health food nut

now if you want some thing really good throw osome soy nuts in the nutri bullet with all your usual stuff
Patrick - 30 November 2013

I love these things!
Tim Brown - 09 March 2015

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