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Home made Soy Milk Recipe

Soy milk has gain popularity with time , the main reason for it is its nutrition content.

Soymilk is an excellent source of high quality protein and B-vitamins. Soymilk is not a rich source of calcium, this is way most commercial soymilk products are fortified with calcium.

Soymilk naturally contains isoflavones, plant chemicals that help lower LDL (“bad” cholesterol) if taken as part of a “heart healthy” eating plan.

Nutrional values of soymilk (per 100g):

Water
93.3
g
Energy
33.0
kcal
Energy
138.0
kJ
Protein
2.8
g
Fat (total lipid)
2.0
g
Fatty acids, saturated
0.214
g
Fatty acids, mono-unsaturated
0.326
g
Fatty acids, poly-unsaturated
0.833
g
Carbohydrates
1.8
g
Fiber
1.3
g
Ash
0.27
g
Isoflavones
8.8
mg
Calcium, Ca
4.0
mg
Iron, Fe
0.58
mg
Magnesium, Mg
19.0
mg
Phosphorus, Mg
49.0
mg
Potassium, K
141.0
mg
Sodium, Na
12.0
mg
Zinc, Zn
0.23
mg
Copper, Cu
0.12
mg
Manganese, Mn
0.17
mg
Selenium, Se
1.3
µg
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)
0.0
mg
Thiamin (vitamin B1)
0.161
mg
Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
0.070
mg
Niacin (vitamin B3)
0.147
mg
Panthotenic acid (vitamin B5)
0.048
mg
Vitamin B6
0.041
mg
Folic acid
1.5
µg
Vitamin B12
0.0
µg
Vitamin A
3.0
µg
Vitamin E
0.010
mg
[Source: USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference]
soymilk is easy to make, only three things are required- soya bean, water and blender. Here is the method of preparing soymilk at home.

 

  1. Soak beans overnight in a large bowl.
  2. The next day, discard any beans that have not softened or expanded.
  3. Rinse beans and discards loose skins.
  4. Put beans and 2-3 cups of water in blender.
  5. Puree until smooth, adding more water as necessary.
  6. Strain milk and pulp through a sieve lined with a cheesecloth a few times, pressing beans to remove milk.*
  7. Put soymilk and 2-3 cups of water in a stockpot and bring to a boil. Stir and skim foam. Raw soy milk is ready.
  8. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 20 minutes.
  9. Add more water as necessary.
  10. Add honey or sugar to taste. If you like vanilla, you can add that as well.
  11. Chill the milk and store in refrigerator.

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