Along with rice and wheat, soybeans are one
of the world’s great staples. Of the three, soybeans are
the most nourishing. They are very high in protein (37%), much
higher than meat (15 – 20%) and any other plant, and the only plant
source of complete protein. Furthermore, soy protein is considered
very good quality. Many Asians with a low-meat diet rely on soy
foods for an adequate protein intake. Soybeans are almost as good
as meat in amino acid balance.