Bloomington, Ill. – April 28, 2023 – Soy flour is one of the few plant proteins considered a “complete protein,” meaning it contains all the essential amino acids that the body requires.
Cargill is known for the processing of meat and dairy products but has expanded to include more soy-based ingredients in its products. Soy flour is a multi-functional ingredient that is full of protein and can enhance flavors in baked goods, which sparks new, innovative ways to add these healthy ingredients into food.
According to Cargill, their Prolía® soy flour helps to create a better crumb structure, makes the dough more elastic and easier to work with, increases water retention and can replace eggs. Additionally, Prolía® soy flour can significantly increase the shelf-life of baked products because of its film-forming properties.
With soy foods month coming to an end, the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) invites you to try out soy flour next time you make your favorite cake, cookies or even bread. Soy flour is available at most grocery stores including Walmart, Kroger, Meijer and Amazon.
Todd Main, ISA’s Director of Market Development, said, “Soy is a key component to feeding hungry Americans – whether that’s through soy-fed animal protein or protein-rich soy products. In either form, ISA and Illinois soybean farmers are proud to support efforts to encourage protein-rich diets worldwide.”
For more ideas on how to incorporate soy foods into your diet, check out our Sustainable Good newsletter at https://www.ilsoy.org/category/sustainable-good/.
The Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) checkoff and membership programs represent more than 43,000 soybean farmers in Illinois. The checkoff funds market development, soybean production and government relations efforts, while the membership program, Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) and the Illinois Soybean Growers PAC actively advocates for positive and impactful legislation for farmers at local, state and national levels. ISA upholds the interests of Illinois soybean farmers through promotion, advocacy, research and education with the vision of becoming a trusted partner of Illinois soybean farmers to ensure their profitability now and for future generations.