Bulk Organic Soybeans - Yellow Soybeans
Soybeans as a Garden Plant
Yellow soybeans are relatively easy to grow and don’t require a great deal of maintenance. Temperature, moisture, and the pH of the soil are the most important variables to take into account for yellow soybeans. Yellow soybeans, like other beans, do not do well when transplanted due to their shallow roots. Take care to avoid aggressive weeding as well as this may negatively impact their root structures. Plant your yellow soybeans in early spring, around 2-3 weeks after the last frost. The temperature of the soil should be around 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
Because of the relatively large size of and the plant, yellow soybeans may not be well-suited for very small gardens. The rows of yellow soybeans should be at least two feet apart from one another, this way each plant can have sufficient space between the other plants in the row. Yellow soybeans do well when planted next to corn, potatoes, squash, strawberries, cucumber, and celery. These plants help each other thrive and don’t compete for nutrients in the soil.
Use your organic soybeans seeds to make tasty soy milk and tofu, both preparations are traditional ways to consume soy. Our tofu kits come with everything you need to get started. To sprout organic soybean seeds, soak overnight in cold water then rinse regularly in your sprouter or sprouting jar. Roast sprouted soybean seeds as a delicious and nutritious snack.
- Homemade soymilk
- Roasted soybeans
Until the 1920s, soybean (Glycine max) seeds were not utilized as a food source in the United States. They were primarily used as a forage crop, oil, and in feed for animals. However, during the Dust Bowl, soybeans began to be used to regenerate the soil, thanks to their nitrogen-fixing abilities and became recognized for their diverse uses in food. Now, soybeans are widely grown. Soybeans are a heavily sprayed crop, purchase organically grown soybean seed to ensure that you are not consuming pesticides.
These organic soybean seeds are a very versatile legume that may lower cholesterol and protect against cancer through their healthy protease inhibitors. Organic Yellow Soybeans contain an abundance of nutrients. A serving of just 100 grams of cooked soybeans contains 36% of an individual’s daily protein, 37% of daily fiber, 121% of iron, and a multitude of B vitamins. Vitamin K, magnesium, and zinc are also present in high amounts. Soybean seeds are a particularly beneficial plant protein source, notably for diabetics as they contain no starch and therefore have a low glycemic index.
Additionally, soybeans contain oligosaccharides, also known as prebiotics. Prebiotics are a carbohydrate that is not broken down in the small intestine, which serves as a beneficial food for the bacteria in our colon. Visit The National Institue of Medicine for futher reading.