Benefits of Soy
At Vege USA, we’ve worked diligently for years to make soy tastier and more versatile than ever before. Although we’re proud of what we’ve accomplished, the truth is that people were enjoying and benefitting from soy centuries before we came to the scene. In fact, these amazing beans first took hold thousands of years ago in China, where they were deemed one of five sacred grains, and they’ve only grown in stature worldwide ever since.
As of 1999, foods containing 6.25 grams or more of soy protein have been eligible to include a health claim stating that soy protein – in conjunction with a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol - may reduce the risk of developing coronary heart disease.
In order to make the claim, a soy-based food must meet four crucial criteria:
• 6.25 grams or more soy protein • Low fat (less than 3 grams) • Low saturated fat (less than 1 gram) • Low cholesterol (less than 20 mg)