Botanical Name of Soybeans

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Soybean Botanical Name

The botanical name of soybeans is Glycine max and they are species of legumes of the Fabaceae family or bean family. The major reason behind their cultivation is mainly for beans and also useful in providing protein which is used as substitutes in different dairy products like dairy and meat. They are a rich source of minerals and vitamin B is also considered one of the most important sources of livestock for feeding animals. As per data of the American Cancer Society, it is known that consuming soy-food such as tofu reduces the risk of breast cancer, endometrial cancer and prostate cancer.

Scientific Classification of Soybeans

Kingdom: Plantae

(unranked): Angiosperms

(unranked): Eudicots

(unranked): Rosids

Order: Fabales

Family: Fabaceae

Subfamily: Faboideae

Genus: Glycine

Species: Max

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. Write a short note on the uses of Soybeans.

Ans. Soybean is traditionally used for the production of soy milk from which tofu and tofu skin is being prepared. Soybeans undergo a fermentation process from which various food products are formed like soy sauce, fermented bean paste, nattō, and tempeh. They are a rich source of phytic acid, dietary minerals and B vitamins and all these are important sources of nutrients for the body to grow and it is considered as a cheap source of protein for organisms to take. 

Q2. Soybeans belong to which Order?

Ans. Soybeans belong to the order Fabales.