Soybean widely grown for its edible bean which has numerous uses. The plant, classed as an oilseed produces significantly more protein per acre than most other uses
soybean meal is a significant and cheap source of protein for animal feeds and many packaged meals. For example, soybean products, such as textured vegetable protein (TVP), are ingredients in many meat and dairy substitutes. The beans contain significant amounts of phytic acid, dietary minerals and B vitamins. Soy vegetable oil, used in food and industrial applications, is another product of processing the soybean crop. Traditional non-fermented food uses of soybeans include soy milk from which tofu and tofu skin are made. Fermented soy foods include soy sauce, fermented bean paste, natto and tempeh.
The mung bean is mainly cultivated in India. It is used as an ingredient in both savory and sweet dishes.The dried seeds may be eaten raw, cooked (whole or split), fermented, or milled and ground into flour.
Chana is also called by other names like chickpeas and chole (Hindi). This crop belongs to legume family and very widely used across a range of Indian dishes. The milled chickpeas give out Bengal gram that is used either in whole or flour form for a variety of culinary preparations. Chana has a lot of nutritional value.