Soy Protein

The Sustainable and Heart Healthy Plant-Based Protein

Heart Healthy

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.

  • Soy Flour
  • Textured Soy Protein
  • Soy Protein Isolate
  • Whole Soybeans
  • Edamame
  • Tofu
  • Tempeh
  • Miso
  • Soymilk
  • Soy Nut Butter

Target Food Uses

  • ProtienPowder
    Protein powders
  • Flour
  • SnackBars
    Snack bars
  • DairyAlternatives
    Dairy alternatives
  • MeatAlternatives
    Meat alternatives
  • NutButters
    Nut butters

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