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Sweet in flavor, Soybean is an exceptionally nutritive food. Its grain is 40% protein, with protein quality that is far superior to that of cereals and even other grain legumes. Soybean contain about 20% oil including healthy fatty acids, lecithin and vitamins A and D. Fat-free (defatted) soybean meal is a significant and cheap source of protein for animal feeds and many prepackaged meals; soy vegetable oil is another product of processing the soybean crop. Soybeans produce significantly more protein per acre than most other uses of land.

The crop is also important to enrich soil fertility. The plant is classed as an oil seed rather than a pulse by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It is applied for oil and milk crushing.


Location It is widely grown Benishangul-Gumuz, Gambela, Gojam and parts of Oromia Region.

Where it Grows