Soybeans are often called the “miracle crop.” They are the world’s foremost provider of vegetable protein and oil. The bushy, green soybean plant is a legume related to peas, groundnuts (peanuts) and alfalfa. Soybeans are included in the category of oilseed, which is a generic reference to crops with seeds that can produce edible and/or non-edible oil in economic quantities. The most versatile of the world’s major crops, soybeans can be grown in a wider variety of soil and climatic conditions than any other major world crop. Consequently, soybeans are the most widely grown oilseed in the world. In the last 20 years, scientists have learned how to extract a much wider variety of byproducts from soybeans that are proving beneficial in animal feed, human food and industrial applications. As early as 5,000 years ago, farmers in China grew soybeans. In 1804, a Yankee clipper ship from China brought soybeans to the U.S. And in 1829, U.S. farmers first grew soybeans. They raised a variety for soy sauce. During the Civil War, soldiers used soybeans as “coffee berries” to brew “coffee” when real coffee was scarce


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Specifications

Non GMO and GMO

Oil content basis..................18.5% with non-reciprocal allowance of 1% for each 1%, fractions in proportion, in Buyer's favor for any deficiency;

Moisture maximum.....................14%;

Foreign matter basis................1%, maximum 2% with nonreciprocal allowance of 1% for each 1%, fractions in proportion;

Damaged beans basis.................8%, maximum 8.5% with nonreciprocal allowance 2:1, fractions in proportion, of which maximum 4% heat damaged, and burned (being maximum 1% burned) and 6 % mouldy;

Broken beans ........................maximum 30%;

Greenish beans ......................maximum 8%;

Free from poisonous seeds/husks but tolerance 1 particle of treated vegetable seeds with unknown level of toxicity for each 1 kg sample at each lot of 5,000 metric tons loaded and max 0.005% castorseed and/or castorseed husks.

Other Specifications as per contract ANEC 41

ORIGIN: Brazil