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Unformatted text preview: Soy Val Grayson Jessica Gimbel Kenzie Webe r Background Information The soybean is part of a species of legumes Native to East Asia The soybean is grown mostly for its edible bean Which has many uses Name and Classification The soy plant is sometimes referred to as the greater bean The English word soy is derived from the Japanese pronunciation of shyu Genus name: Glycine max (L.) Merr Glycine and Soja (wild) = two subgenera of Gly cine W illd Chemical Composition Oil and protein content account for 60% of the weight of dry soybeans Protein: 40% Oil: 20% The rest consists on 35% carbohydrate and about 5% ash Soybean cultivars are comprised of 8% seed coat (hull), 90% cotyledon and 2% hypocotyl Physical Characteristics Soy varies in growth and habit The height varies from below 20 cm to up to 2 meters The pods stems and leaves are covered with fine brown or gray hairs The leaves of the plant are trifoliolate: having three to four leaflets per leaf Each leaflet is 6-15 cm long and 2-7 cm Fruit...
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