Soybeans are thought to have been discovered several thousand years ago, growing wild on the edges of rice paddies in Asia. They became a staple food for the people of that region. Later in history, once shipping and trade become easier, soybeans spread throughout the world. They have become the leading source of plant protein in the world, for good reason. Soybeans have an exceptionally complete amino acid profile, a great harvester of minerals from the soil, and contain high levels of many minerals. A couple minerals worth pointing out are folate, which is essential during pregnancy, and choline, which promotes several key functions including brain health and liver function. While it is obvious that cats and dogs were created to survive on meat protein, we feel that the benefits of soybeans are too great to omit from our pets diets. There are some petfood companies that advertise "no soy products", but we feel they are misleading the consumer and are capitalizing on some consumers fears. This food source has been proven throughout the centuries. We grow these soybeans on nutrient rich soils. After harvest, we slowly roast the whole seed to make them ready for consumption.
A few of the health benefits include:
- Whole roasted soybeans are a wonderful source of natural Omega 3 and Omega 6.
- Packed with protein; very broad and balanced amino acid profile.
- Soybeans contains many vitamins and are a fantastic source of food folate and choline.
- They are a great source of potassium, iron, zinc, copper, and other minerals.
- They contains choline – for brain and nerve development, function, and health.