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It is a rich-creamy milk made of whole soybeans.

Soymilk is made from skinned soybeans. In order to remove any kind of impurities and fiber, soybeans are simmered and ground into water then strained. The liquid obtained is boiled but only for a few minutes so the vitamins are not destroyed.
The nutrient-rich beige liquid obtained is the soymilk.

Not opened, a soymilk brik can be stored at room temperature for several months. Once opened it must be refrigerated and drunk within the next few days

Nutritional values
Soymilk does not contain lactose. It is a good alternative for lactose-intolerant people and those allergic to cow's milk.
It does not contain cholesterol.

100 ml of soymilk provide
Proteins 3.6 g
Carbohydrates 1.5 g
Fats 2.2 g
Saturated fatty acids 0.3 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 1.3 g
Sodium 0.02 g

Some soymilks are enriched in calcium. They provide 120 mg of calcium for 100 ml of soymilk.

How to use it?
It can be used as a substitute of milk in any recipes.
You can drink it plain but keep in mind that it is not water. Since it is rich in proteins, it is more a food than a beverage.

Like milk, soymilk can be poured over breakfast cereals, used in creamy desserts, sauces...

Many brands have now developed different kinds of soymilks with flavors: chocolate, vanilla...

We can also find many products made from soymilk. Each brand has its specialties:
Herbs dip
Pumpkin gratinée

Realized by Laurence LIVERNAIS-SAETTEL, dietetian
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