Nutritional Value of Soy Chunks, calories, recipes | Nutrela Soya Chunks

Soy chunks, also popularly known as Soy Mealmaker or Nutrela Soya Chunks in India, are textured soy protein. These are actually processed form of soy flour and water used widely as a meat substitute. These are available in India as mini-chunks and granules.

These chunks are a wonderful option for those on a vegetarian diet.

The textured soy protein sold in granules or chunks consist of less fat than tofu. The soya chunks are quick and easy to cook. Did you know soya chunks have protein content equal to that of the meat sans fat? The best part is that you can cook it in a huge variety as per your taste and choice.

The nutritional values per 100 grams of soya chunks:

Energy value – 336 k cal

Fat – 0.4 g

Iron – 21.2 mg

Protein – 54.2 g

Carbohydrate – 28.9 g

Calcium – 533 mg

The Health Benefits of Soya Chunks

High Protein Content

As per a study conducted through various websites and information provided by health experts, Soya Chunks contain about 54.2 grams of protein. It is said that this exceeds the amount of protein found in non vegetarian counterparts such as eggs, meats, and milk. According to a health website, KidsHealth.org it is reported that soy protein contains all the amino acids required by human body. It is considered as an excellent replacement for all meat-based proteins. Since animal proteins have high content of saturated fats, it is not advisable for those looking to slim down. Soy protein found in Soya Chunks is highly beneficial for children as it promotes strong bones and teeth.

Health Benefits for Women

Soya Chunks may prove helpful in reducing the risk of osteoporosis in menopausal women. In fact, the textured protein chunks can ease other menopausal symptoms. Since soy is rich in phytoestrogens, it may support hormonal activity.

Cholesterol

Soy protein can reduce LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) in the body. Although these claims have been partly refuted by a recent research by the American Heart Association, which stated that that soy has no direct effect on heart health, soy protein can still produce a lot of benefits to health via reducing the amount of fat intake. Soy is high in fiber. This is known to benefit body’s cholesterol levels. It can lower cholesterol indirectly via replacing fatty animal proteins in the diet.

Vitamin Source

Soy protein is rich in B vitamins and Omega-3 fatty acids calcium and iron.

Comments

Amit
Amit

Please recommend if soy chunks to be eated only soaked or cooked . What difference it would make if someone needs to gain weight and eat as protein supplement .
Does heating destroys nutrition of soy chunks.


Preet
Preet

Does soaking soya beans or chunks cause loss of protein?


Jesse Sachs
Jesse Sachs

Seriously? Because of how it tastes? It is a PURE plant. Your sensations are merely subjective workings of your mind. Your resolve as a vegetarian must be truly weak.


niharikamatre
niharikamatre

i don't like the soy chunks because i am pure vegetarian and it gives me feel like non veg but after read the profit of it i stated eating it.


hunnysingh87
hunnysingh87

very nice info bro,i knew that it contains lot of protein and many nutrients but dont know such type of profit of soy chunks


Jitesh Manaktala
Jitesh Manaktala

Thanks Sanvi! for your comment!

Yes! it is very good for heart patients, its protein not only lowers blood cholesterol, but has been found to contribute to increasing good cholesterol (HDL) and lowering triglyceride levels.


Sanvi
Sanvi

oh wow such a nice article i was not aware of the benefits of soy chunks, but i heard that it is not good for heart patient is it true.


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