Soyabean Seeds

Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) is one of widely consumed seeds as a food times throughout the Nepal. Traditionally, roasted soybean seed is consumed as Nepalese snacks (Bhatamas sandheko), pickle, and breakfast combined with roasted corn and in other forms. But now, it is mostly used to produce food oil i.e. soybean oil. Soybean oil is very popular throughout Nepal. Soybean oil is mostly used in cooking curries, pickle and many other cooking dishes. Now, soybean is cultivated throughout the country as a cash crop. As an oil seed, its demand is increasing in domestic markets as well as in international markets. Nutritionally, soybean is the largest protein providing food. Its protein proportion is 38 to 39 gm/per 100 gm consumption. We have been exporting high quality soybean seeds from Nepal.

Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Genus: Glycine
Species: G. max
Binomial name: Glycine max (L.) Merr.
English Name: Soybean seeds
Nepali Name: Bhatamas
Trade Name: Soybean
Common Names:  "large bean", "yellow bean", pinyin (Chinese), romaji: daizu, edamame (Japanese)

Soybean- as a cash crop- is cultivated throughout the country for commercial purposes. But traditionally, it is grown in rice bunds and sloppy terraces of low fertility soils. Brown, yellow, black and white are the colours of Nepalese soybean seeds.

Nepalese soybean flourishes well under moisture, nutrient-rich, and well-drained soils. It is a short term crop, the whole crop requires about 120 days from plantation to harvest. Mostly yellow coloured soybean seeds are selected for oil production.

The plant height of Nepalese soy varies from less than 0.2 to 2.0 m (0.66 to 6.56 ft). The pods, stems, and leaves are covered with fine brown or gray hairs. The leaves are trifoliolate, having three to four leaflets per leaf, and the leaflets are 6–15 cm (2.4–5.9 in) long and 2–7 cm (0.79–2.76 in) broad. The leaves fall before the seeds are mature. The inconspicuous, self-fertile flowers are borne in the axil of the leaf and are white, pink or purple. The fruit is a hairy pod that grows in clusters of three to five, each pod is 3–8 cm long (1–3 in) and usually contains two to four (rarely more) seeds 5–11 mm in diameter.

Nutritional Profile
Nepalese soybean seeds are the best protein and fiber. They are also an excellent source of molybdenum and copper. They are a very good source of protein, manganese, phosphorus, iron, dietary fiber, vitamin B2, magnesium, potassium vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids.  A wide range of unique proteins, peptides, and phytonutrients contained in soy.

Nutrition facts I oil:

  • One of the chief poly-unsaturated cooking oils in current usage that provides 884 calories from100 gm oil
  • One of the cooking oils with high smoke point; 495 °F, similar to peanut oil.   
  • A very good lipid profile that has saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in healthy proportions.
  • One of the stable cooking oils; having a long shelf life.

It is used as:

  • Food (meal, snacks, pickle and more)
  • Oil
  • Flour
  • Meat and dairy alternatives and extenders (milk, ice-cream, soy cheese, curry, etc.)
  • Animal feeds & more

Soybean seed is usually packed in food graded sacks with customized quantity or size. We also provide customized packaging as per buyer’s choice and shipping modes.