Table 3
Average soybean composition

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Characteristic Oil, feed and meal soybeans Soy milk/tofu soybeans

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Cultivating Concepts, 2001.

Seed size 16 g to 19 g/100 seeds >20 g/100 seeds
Colour Beige with dark hilum Very light with clear hilum
Oil content 18% to 21% 17% to 19%
Protein content 36% to 40% 44% to 47%
Soluble sugar content 10% to 11% 11% to 13%
Insoluble sugar content 21% to 25% 21% to 25%
Minerals  5% 5%