Although most of my life has been as a
city and suburb dweller here in Chicagoland, step just outside that
mushrooming corner of the state of Illinois and you inevitably will run
into acres upon acres of soybeans, among other crops, as the landscape
takes on a decidedly rural feel.
Chicago’s ties to agriculture helped
catalyze the city’s growth, and that rich tradition continues today.
soybeans are one of the state’s crops that just keep increasing in
Soybeans are one of those seemingly magical crops that find so many
functions in our lives—particularly when it comes to food.
transform the useful, nutritious legumes into a wide range of
ingredients, from flours to oils and analogue options to replace or
supplement meat and dairy.
New types of soybean oils particularly draw
current interest due to the ongoing need to replace trans-laden
ingredients in foods across the board.
Today’s soybean industry continues to evolve, and a solid source of
current information is more than welcome to product and menu