Soya Beverage Drink Health Benefits

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You may consider trying this beverage. A soya beverage drink. It has the taste of typical taho but this one is less sweet. I bought one for 29 pesos.

This drink has no preservatives. It contains filtered water, natural soya bean extract and sugar.

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Pointed object like a knife is a must. I cannot pierce the laminated foil lid with my bare finger.

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Soy Master Soya Beverage Drink has the following information listed on the label:

Soy Facts
Soy is a source of complete protein. A complete protein is one that contains significant amount of all the essential amino acids that must be provided to the human body. For this reasons, soy is important to people who is allergic to cow milk proteins and to people in vegetarian diets.

Soy also plays a big role in disease prevention. It is a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which aids in regulation of low density lipoprotein (LDL, the bad cholesterol). It also has isoflavones which is considered by physicians to be useful in prevention of cancer.

What is Soya

Soya comes from soya plants. Plants were first grown in China some 3000 years ago. Their pods are harvested and dried.

Soya beans contain 38% complete protein which has all the amino acids we need. Soya bean has 18% oil which is high in polyunsaturated fats. It is completely cholesterol free. It contain some great vitamins and minerals. Its no wonder why Chinese considered soya as one of earth’s great wonder food.

Nutrition facts of a 330 ml bottle
Fat 4.1 g
Carbohydrate 29.7 g
Total sugar 29.3 9
Protein 7.3 9

Not convinced yet?

How to Make Taho – The Gelatine Method

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Taho making is easy. An easy to make food for vegetarian.

You can find procedures for other soya products here.

Ingredients
2 cups soy beans (soaked, peeled)
7 cups water
2 gulaman bars or an equivalent jelly powder
7 cups water

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Utensils
grinder or blender
stove
stainless casserole
weighing scale
basting spoon
plastic basin
cheesecloth (one yard)

Procedure
1. Soak soya beans in top water for 30 minutes.
2. Dehull the beans manually. Try to remove as much peels as possible.
3. Soak again for eight hours in generous amount of water. Grind as fine as possible, use blender or stone mill, then boil for about 20 minutes.
4. Drain to separate the soya milk from soy pulp. Squeeze harder to extract residual milk. Use a fine cloth piece.
5. Then add a gulaman or gelatine powder. Stir until dissolved. Let cool.

Taho syrup

Option 1. Gather 1 cup brown sugar and 1 cup water. Dissolve sugar in water and let boil for five minutes. Use more sugar and cook longer if thicker syrup is desired.

Option 2. Gather 10 ounces (1 1/4 cup) sugar or brown sugar, 1 cup water and 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice OR vinegar OR 1/2 lemon. Boil sugar and water. Add lemon or vinegar and set aside.