Monday, March 16

Oh boy, it's soy

Soybeans are often seen as a meat replacement. And in places (like Maine) where the taste of dashi and fermented beans are not the norm, Paul Levy wonders if soy will ever gain wide acceptance:
There are other drawbacks to soy as regular human food: its flavour (which old Chinese sources disparage as “beany” – a consequence of oxidation of polyunsaturated oils by lipoxidase), and the fact that, like other legumes, its carbohydrate components (raffinose and stachyose) cause flatulence, via TLS.

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