If your snacking downfall is that you usually reach for calorie-laden convenience foods or don’t have healthful treats readily available, there’s good news as well as good eating in your future. Love Your Health® brand SoyMix is as convenient as it is craveable, and just may become your new favorite snack. At only 120 calories per serving, it offers 7 grams of protein and only 40 mg of sodium, with no cholesterol or trans fats….
‘Tis year, as your attention turns to matters of the heart in celebrating Valentine’s Day, think about the heart health of those you love. When you combine soy and chocolate, you can feel good about offering chocolate-rich Valentine’s Day desserts. Soyfoods are not only part of a healthy lifestyle, they are also part of a heart-healthy diet and may lower heart disease risk in three ways. In addition, soy is higher in protein than all other legumes, deriving 35 to 38 percent of its calories from protein (compared to approximately 20 to 30 percent in other legumes). The protein quality of soy is comparable to animal protein. When you discover how soyfoods such as tofu complement chocolate, you may find yourself looking at romantic desserts in a whole new way….
The butter, margarine and oils category reported a volume sales loss of one percent between 2008 and 2013. According to the Mintel report Butter, Margarine and Oils, an uptick in healthier eating trends is partly to blame. In fact, 86 percent of Americans express concern about the nutritional content of the food they eat.1 Product innovation with improved oils may help food companies regain market share….
With America’s fondness for cookies, National Cookie Day on December 4th hardly seems like enough time to celebrate one of our favorite seasonal treats. That’s why The Soyfoods Council offers a baker’s dozen cookie recipes—each with a nutrition boost from soyfoods—for this holiday season. When you add soyfoods such as tofu, soymilk, soy flour and soynuts to cookie recipes, you’re also adding flavor, texture and an improved nutrition profile. Soy provides all the essential amino acids, plus a protein quality comparable to animal protein. However, soyfoods are low in saturated fat, and contain no cholesterol. In fact, one serving of soyfoods offers from 7 to 15 grams of protein….
ST. LOUIS (November 7, 2013) – The American Soybean Association (ASA) responded today to a notice from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that the agency has made a tentative determination to rescind the Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) status for partially-hydrogenated oils (PHO), including partially-hydrogenated vegetable oil (PHVO). The process of partially-hydrogenating vegetable oils to make them more stable for certain baking, frying, or food applications has taken place since the 1930s – a process that results in the formation of some trans fats. Due to indications that increased consumption of trans fats may negatively affect coronary health, the FDA started requiring in 2006 that food nutrition panels identify the amount of trans fats in food products. In response to today’s notice by the FDA, Mississippi soybean farmer and ASA President Danny Murphy issued the following statement: “The vast majority of soybean oil consumed is not partially hydrogenated and is free of trans fats, so consumers can be assured of the continued safety and healthfulness of soybean oil and the many food products that contain it. It’s also important to remember that soybean oil is a very healthy oil that is high in poly-unsaturated fats and has high levels of heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids….
Looking for an easy, healthier alternative to every day recipes? This November, discover the ease and versatility of soyfoods. From soups to salads, sandwiches to desserts, nothing is off limits this National Vegan Month.
Soyfoods stand alone in flavor, texture and versatility, but they also appeal to health-conscious consumers. Soyfoods fit into nearly every section of any dish. Many of the choices are gluten-free, and all are cholesterol-free as soyfoods are low in saturated fat and contain no cholesterol. For customers with special dietary concerns, recipes can be adapted with convenient ingredients: protein, oil, starch, flour, vegetable; you name it. Soy is one of the most versatile foods out there….
(Des Moines, Iowa) October 3, 2013—Chef Dominic Iannarelli, Executive Chef for Splash Seafood Bar & Grill in Des Moines, won both the professional panel and people’s choice culinary awards at the Iowa Restaurant Association’s Dine Iowa Grand Tasting Gala. The competition was sponsored by the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Soyfoods Council. All chefs featured a beef petite tender entrée and a soft tofu side dish. The chefs worked with Certified Angus Beef® courtesy of Sysco of Iowa.
Chef Eric McDowell of the Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino placed second in the competition and Chef Zephaniah Leaton of Riverside Casino and Golf Resort placed third. All three chefs received cash prizes….