7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Great tasting Soya Beans,
This review is from: Buy Whole Foods Organic Soya Beans 1 Kg (Grocery)
I decided to buy this product because I wanted to experience the positive health benefits of soya that a significant amount of people had experienced. I am lactose intolerant therefore having this with my cereal makes perfect sense instead of milk. I also felt that making soya milk at home rather than paying £1.38 per litre at my local supermarket was a good money saving idea.
Health benefits of soya (beans & milk)
- Lowers risk of heart disease
- Lowers cholesterol & blood pressure
- Good source of dietary fibre
- Contains very low levels of saturated fat
- High in protein (100% complete protein)
- Contains omega-3 fatty acids in the form of alpha-linolenic acid
- Contains a number of vitamins and minerals (iron, phosphorous, magnesium, riboflavin etc)
Having conducted research into Soya beans, I came up with a very specific requirements list that had to be fully met:
- No artificial colours, preservatives or sweeteners
- Good value for money
- GM free
When I first used the beans to make soya milk, i noticed that they do not require much time (4 hours) before they can be put into my soya machine. They turn soft very quickly when soaked in water. The quality of the soya milk was very good visually and tasted nice. The waste product of the process (non liquid curd) tasted really nice, much tastier than the soya powder that I eat.
I have also used the soya beans added to salads etc and the taste is exceptionally good.
In terms of value for money, 1kg cost me £0.58 per 100g, this is exceptional value for money and I cannot get it elsewhere for anywhere near this price. It costs me about £0.35 to make 1 litres of soya milk, bargain (you do of course have to buy it in a 1kg bulk to get these prices).
The only negative with this product is that it's not GM free. I initially assumed that organic means GM free but it's not the same. (Although this sounds confusing, you would also be alarmed to hear that a fruit and vegetable organic producer can be located next to a nuclear power plant, as long as they follow the organic producing protocol.
When I contacted the company to for a GM status, they did not get back to me.
If you are not concerned in any way about eating GM foods (90% of soya comes from America and 90% of that is GM), then I would highly recommend this product, however if you are like me and don't want to eat GM foods then I would look elsewhere for GM free soya beans.
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