The soybean or soya bean is a species of legume native to East Asia, widely grown for its edible bean which has numerous uses. The plant is classed as an oilseed rather than a pulse.
Soybean is considered to be a most economical and valuable agricultural commodity as, it has good adaptability towards a wide range of soil and climate.
Soybean is very nutritious – the protein and oil components in soybean are not only in high quantity but also in high quality. It contains all the essential amino acids required by human body.