Soy Delivers Quality Global Nutrition
- Soybeans are a complete protein source for children and adults, providing the essential amino acids required for proper human nutrition.
- Soy is the only complete vegetable protein source.
- Soybeans offer an economical and adaptable protein for proper maintenance of body functions and overall good health as well as disease resistance and management.
- Soy is easily added to diverse and locally available foods that are already popular, but are often lacking in protein. Soy can increase the protein without changing the taste. It extends local resources and commodities in a wide array of uses, ranging from school feeding to bakery sales.
Delicious, Nutritious Soyfoods
ASA/WISHH salutes its partners in developing countries for their introductions of exciting new African and Hispanic foods made with soy protein ingredients. Below you can find some of the great examples of these new delicious, nutritious soyfoods that have been launched.
As a way that SESACO is expanding the marketplace with soy, the public is being served Soymeat samosa as a breakfast accompaniment. Also, chapati makers have started enhancing their products with soy —using it for side dishes.
SoySip is a combination of US value added Soy and Uganda full fat Soy. This product requires only hot water. Sugar and ginger are in the packet that gives you a quick, hot drink—much like a cup of coffee. This product is a convenient and affordable protein option.
Alpha Fine Foods in Nairobi, Kenya has pioneered the introduction of many products into the market, enhancing the meat industry standards. In 2013, they introduced Vienna Meat with soy proteins. Pictured here is an assortment of their products (Photo Credit: Alpha Fine Foods)
Farmer’s Choice in Kenya produces a wide range of meats—including pork, lamb and beef. This year, they launched extended minced beef into the market. (Photo Credit: Farmer’s Choice)
Dema Fresh (Touch Express, LTD) is an incubator company of the University Industrial Research Institute in Uganda. Pictured here are fish nuggets using soy proteins developed after attending the “Meat Applications with Soy” trade team trip at the University of Utah.
Alimentos, SA aims to offer nutritious and readily available foods to improve nutrition in Central America. Pictured here is one of their newest products, Amelia Cream Soups (Photo Credit: INCAP)
Alimentos, SA: Pictured here is a soy drink called Nef.
Futuro Vivo in Guatemala produces soy milk, soy cereal and other soy products that the organization provides in school nutrition programs. Pictured here is a soy cereal/granola.
Fundaniñas works to educate women and fight poverty in Guatemala. Pictured here is Guatemalan Champurradas, or “soy cookies”.
Pictured here is a hot chocolate mix made with soy launched by Paxa in El Salvador.
Nutrivida provides families in El Salvador with soy products to supplement their daily nutrition. Pictured here is Chocolate Chip Cookies made with soy.
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