- Soy flour is a plant-based product produced by removing the hulls, grinding the grains, separating the protein from the fat and bleaching the product structure.
- It is rich in plant protein, contains all essential amino acids and is naturally gluten-free.
- Soy Flour is used in food and feed production as a nutritional and functional ingredient.
- Demand for Soy Flour is growing due to the popularity of gluten-free, organic, natural and vegan products.
Nowadays, alternative plant-based products are increasingly used. One such product is Soy Flour, which is becoming increasingly popular. Is it worth considering this market segment? In the following article, we present the benefits of using Soy Flour and the market outlook. Be sure to read on!
How is Soy Flour made?
Soy Flour is a fine powder made from soybeans. In the production process, the grains are freed from the hulls and then ground to obtain the powder. In the next step, the Soy Flour undergoes a separation process that separates the protein from the fat. Finally, enzymes are used to lighten the structure of the final product.
Soy Flour – properties
Soy Flour has many health-promoting properties, as well as functional properties that affect the consistency of the final product. The most important property of Soy Flour is that it is rich in protein and is an excellent alternative to animal protein. It contains all the essential amino acids, which makes it a complete source of protein. It is also worth mentioning that Soy Flour is naturally gluten-free.
Soy Flour is an excellent binder used in the production of various types of baked goods and sauces. It perfectly absorbs water, improving the elasticity and viscosity of the final product. Soy Flour also affects the crispness of some baked goods, as it does not contain gluten.
The Soy Flour offered by Foodcom S.A. is a fine powder of creamy or light yellow color and contains 50-52% protein. It is important to note that the soybeans from which it is made are not genetically modified (non-GMO). If the product is stored properly, i.e. in a room with low temperature and no humidity, it has a shelf life of 12 months.
Soy Flour – applications
Soy Flour is mainly used in the production of food and animal feed due to its high nutritional value and functions that help improve texture, bind liquids and stabilize emulsions. Soy flour is used in:
- meat production,
- bakery and confectionery production,
- ready meals production,
- animal feed production.
In meat production, Soy Flour is added to sausages or hamburgers to increase the protein content and moisture content of these products.
Soy Flour is widely used in the food industry for the production of various types of food products. It can be used as an ingredient in baked goods such as bread, cakes, rolls or cookies, as well as in fried and baked snacks. Soy Flour is also used in the production of pasta, breakfast cereals and as a thickener and emulsifier in various foods. It is also used to thicken prepared foods such as soups and sauces. Because Soy Flour has binding properties when mixed with water, it is used as an egg substitute in vegan products.
Soy Flour is one of the most important ingredients in animal feed production, especially for poultry, pigs and cattle. It is a rich source of plant protein and provides essential amino acids for livestock. Soybean Flour can also be used to produce milk replacers for calves.
It is also worth noting that Soy Flour that has undergone enzymatic hydrolysis is used in the production of cosmetics. Hydrolyzed Soy Flour acts in such a way that it restores the firmness of the skin by protecting elastin fibers and eliminating wrinkles.
Soy Flour market outlook
In recent years, the market for Soy Flour has seen a significant increase in demand due to the growing popularity of gluten-free, organic, natural and vegan products.
The food industry is constantly looking for innovative products and ingredients to meet growing consumer expectations. Soy Flour is an interesting option for manufacturers who want to launch new products or improve existing recipes.
A great advantage of Soy Flour is also that it is very versatile. It can be used for the production of various products, which allows a wide range of applications in the food industry, but also in other areas.
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