Soy milk is called herbal products, produced from soybeans. Experts say that for the first time engaged in the production of soy milk in China in the second century. According to legend, Chinese philosopher, whose mother lost her teeth with old age, came up with an original way of how to eat her favorite soybeans without teeth. He simply gave a solid soy beans more acceptable form.
Soy milk in the world today is very popular. The bulk of his fans live in Asia, where soy milk is used more often than the cow. Many fans of this product is in North and South America and southern Europe. It is believed that it has gained its popularity in the wake of vegetarianism.
Technology of preparation of the milk from soybeans is quite simple: soaked soybeans with special devices are transformed into a puree with water, which were soaked. Subsequently, excessive sediment is removed and the remaining liquid is heated to a temperature of about 150 degrees for a short time.
Similar procedures soymilk at home.
Soy milk is a very pleasant, slightly sweet taste and light aroma. It is used not only in raw form, but also serves as a basis for making yogurt, tofu, milk shakes. It is widely used soy milk in Japanese cuisine. Cooks add it as a broth to some traditional dishes.
Chinese people use soy milk a bit of sugar with a variety of pastries, and Malaysians, adding a sweet syrup, enjoy milkshakes.
Popular and milk additives in the form of cocoa, berries, carrots and ginseng.
Buying soybean milk, it is important to consider that the product may deteriorate just like cow's milk.
Nutritional value, composition and caloric content of soymilk
The basis of the composition of soy milk is a valuable protein (the content is 35%), which contains all the essential acid, a huge amount of essential amino acids, as well as some vitamins and trace elements.
Among the minerals contained in soy milk as potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium, copper, phosphorus, manganese, iron, phosphorus, zinc and selenium. Vitamins contained in it: A, D, E, B1, K, B5, B2, B9, B6, PP, B4.
In addition, many varieties of beverage fortified with calcium and vitamin B12, so that part of the soy milk composition of cow approaching.
Also important is the fact that soy milk is well absorbed by the body.
Calorie soy milk is about 140 kcal per 250 ml. The protein content thus equals 10 grams of fat and carbohydrates - 4 and 14 g, respectively. It should also be noted that there is a skim milk from soybeans. Caloric soy milk with less fat content is about 100 kcal per 250 ml.
Use soy milk
Due to the composition of enriched soy milk for their nutritional value is close to the cows. In the soy milk, unlike cows', no cholesterol and saturated fat content is minimized. These features allow the use of the composition of milk from soybeans for food to those who suffer from cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and just those who are watching their health.
Known as the use of soy milk for children with galactosemia, ie galactose intolerance. The absence of this element in the composition of soy milk enables it to be a quality alternative to breast milk. It is also useful to those who are allergic to animal milk and lactose intolerance.
Harm soy milk
Despite the truly rich composition, the use of soy milk is often a cause of debate.
Due to the high content of phytic acid, which is part of the milk from soybeans, milk prevents absorbed a number of nutrients: calcium, magnesium, zinc and iron.
Harm soy milk for men daily use it in excessive amounts, can be expressed in reducing the concentration of spermatozoa. However, several studies have refuted this claim.
Despite the fact that allergies to soy protein is much rarer than in milk, this fact can not be ruled out appointing baby soy milk as a substitute for breastfeeding.