Generation to generation, Americans want to eat healthfully ― and they are willing to pay more for better-for-you foods, like soy.
The Sustainable and Heart Healthy Plant-Based Protein
Not all protein is created equal. Soy is sustainably grown, heart healthy and one of the most complete sources of plant-based protein available. The food industry and its consumers can benefit from soy protein’s nutritional benefits, versatility and sustainable supply chain. Soy protein is rich in folate, potassium and fiber, and may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. It’s also naturally gluten free, helping to meet consumer demand for gluten-free products.
Soy protein is one of the only plant-based foods that provides all essential amino acids. Soybeans are similar to animal products in terms of protein quality.
Types of Soy Proteins and Soyfoods
Soy is a functional plant protein that can translate well to various food applications, including baking, grilling, microwaving and pan frying. Soy ingredients can promote moisture and flavor retention, aid emulsification and enhance the texture of many foods, which helps food companies with formulation for many applications.
Textured Soy Protein
Soy Protein Isolate
Soy Nut Butter
Target Food Uses
Meets Consumer Demand
Consumers continue to prioritize healthy food choices, and seek out sustainably produced foods. Fifty-seven percent of consumers say they are eating more plant-based foods and beverages
now as compared to two years ago. Between 2013 and 2017, plant-based label claims increased by 62% globally.
A recent online study found that a majority of consumers include both animal and plant proteins like soy in their diet, and two-thirds say consuming a “complete” plant protein is important to them.
Food companies can capitalize on the growing plant-based protein trend and leverage soy's health halo by sourcing soy protein for their products.
Visit the Soy Nutrition Institute for more information on soyfoods and nutrition.
Contact a U.S. Soy Protein Supplier
Join Leading U.S. Food Companies in Sourcing Heart Healthy Soy Protein
Impossible Foods’ Impossible Burger
“Soy is an excellent source of high quality protein and other nutrients, and has a long history of safe use in food...The soy in the Impossible Burger is a source of high quality protein and dietary fiber. Soy is not only safe; it’s accessible, nutritious — and when used right — delicious. So why put it in the new Impossible Burger recipe? We ask: why not?” | Sue Klapholz, MD, PhD — VP of Nutrition & Health, Impossible Foods
Nestlé’s Incredible Burger
Kellogg’s Morningstar products
Perennial Non-Dairy Nutritional Beverage
Silk Soymilk products