Soya milk is made by soaking soybeans, grinding them with water. The fluid which results after straining is called soy milk. You can make soya milk at home with basic kitchen tools or with a soy milk machine. Soya milk is most commonly found in aseptic cartons. Most of the soya milk available in the market is flavoured and fortified with extra calcium or vitamins. The most popular flavours are vanilla and chocolate. Some producers add thickeners to their soya milk to give it a mouth feel of cow's milk. Traditionally, By using correct processing techniques, this taste can be reduced or eliminated. Recently, with the recognition of its health benefits and with its improved flavor and texture, soya milk has now a high and rising acceptance. Sometimes, use is made of protein isolates from soya bean which are mixed with water, oils, sugars, stabilisers to give it a milky appearance. This type of product is not as wholesome as real soya milk.
Benefits of Soy Milk
Benefit 1: Soy milk contains only vegetables proteins
Benefit 2: Soy milk contains no lactose
Benefit 3: Fewer people are allergic to soy milk
Benefit 4: Soy milk reduces cholesterol
Benefit 5: Soy milk contains no hormones
Benefit 6: Soy milk does not cause insulin dependent diabetes
Benefit 7: Soy milk is rich in isoflavones
Plain soya milk is very nutritive: it's an excellent source of high quality proteins, isoflavones and B-vitamins. Soya milk is free of the milk sugar (lactose) and is a good choice for people who are lactose intolerant. Also, it is a good alternative to those who are allergic the proteins of cow's milk.
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