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Soya Flour

Also Known As : Soy flour


Taste Profile

The flavor of Soy flour varies from a “beany” flavor to a sweet and mild flavor, depending on how it is processed.

Usage Tips

  1. Soya flour is best when toasted slightly before adding to a recipe.
  2. It can be used coarsely powdered as a thickening agent in gravies and sauces, or it can also be added, finely powdered, to baked goods.
  3. Soya flour is used to make fudge and other candies, pies, doughnuts, cakes, pasta, pancake mixes and frozen desserts.
  4. It can be stored in refrigerator for several months or in the freezer for up to a year.

Common names and forms

  1. Grain Flour (Soya)
  2. Organic Soyabean Flour
  3. Soy flour
  4. Soyabean Atta
  5. Soyabean flour 
  6. Sprouted Soya Flour
  7. Whole Soy Flour


Soya flour is basically made by grinding roasted soybeans into powder. It is added to wheat flour when making baked goods to boost the protein level of some products. There are two kinds of soy flour. The first is natural or full-fat soy flour. this contains natural oils that are found in soybean. Second is defatted soy flour, that has all the oils removed during processing. It adds a pleasant texture and flavour to foods.

Health benefits

  • Soybean atta may be helpful to reduce the risk of heart diseases by lowering cholesterol levels.(1)
  • Soyabean atta is also effective to reduce the symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, mood swings, irritability and night sweats.(1)
  • It is a gluten-free atta which is beneficial for those who are gluten-intolerant.(1)
  • Soyabean atta is a great source of protein which is required for growth.(2)
  • It also helps to prevent breast cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer.(2)

Selection Guide

It is better to buy readymade Soya flour as it has all anti-nutritional factors removed. Carefully read the package before buying, to check the 'use-by' date.

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