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Soybeans as a Raw Material

Soybeans are one of the most important grains produced in the world. Today, more than 300 million tons of soybeans are produced worldwide a year. Although soybeans originally came from Southeast Asia, more than 80 % of the total volume today originates from US, Brazil and Argentina.

Soybeans are an important source of oil and proteins. A large variety of products for human consumption and animal nutrition are produced from soybeans. You will find that most food products consumed will either be based on or contain soy ingredients.