Soybean
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British pronunciation/sˈɔ‍ɪbiːn/
American pronunciation/ˈsɔɪˌbin/
Soybean
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a type of plant in the legume family that is high in protein and used in a variety of foods such as tofu and soy milk

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soybean definition and meaning

What is "soybean"?

Soybeans are versatile legumes celebrated for their culinary diversity and nutritional richness. With a mild, nutty taste, they serve as the foundation for an array of dishes worldwide. They can be consumed in various forms, including whole soybeans, soybean products like tofu, tempeh, soy milk, soy sauce, and more. Rich in protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, soybeans provide essential nutrients and are considered a complete protein source. Their phytochemical content, including beneficial isoflavones, contributes to potential health benefits such as reduced risks of heart disease and certain cancers. In cooking, soybeans are incredibly versatile and can be used in a wide range of dishes, from stir-fries and salads to soups and stews.

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erect bushy hairy annual herb having trifoliate leaves and purple to pink flowers; extensively cultivated for food and forage and soil improvement but especially for its nutritious oil-rich seeds; native to Asia

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a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food

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They gathered around the table, passing a bowl of steamed soybeans and excitedly popping them out of their pods.
The chef is fermenting the soybeans to make miso paste.
They raise corn, soybeans and alfalfa on 460 acres.
The farmer seeds the field with soybean seeds to cultivate a crop for harvest.
We hired workers to hull the soybeans on the farm before packaging them for sale.
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