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Soybeans

History and trade of soybeans
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isabelle babb

on 16 November 2012

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By Isabelle Babb Soybeans originated in East Asia, before 1000 BC
brown/black seeds
1/9 the weight of seeds currently grown in the US
now wildly grown North of Taiwan and in Western China part of the legume family
contains nearly 40% protein Travel through Asia By the first century AD soybeans had spread through China, Korea, and Japan.

Spread through new trade routes over land and sea.
ex: silk road

most accepted soy as a major staple in their diet History FOUR MAIN PRODUCTS European Opinion There is no resemblance between bean and product.
European visitors didn't connect the two.
ex: Marco Polo

16th century- began being mentioned in journals and such

17th century- soy sauce became a common trade item in Europe Finally clicked Reached Europe in the early 18th century In the US Moving into the US The first soybean plantation was in Georgia in 1765, a few miles South of Savannah. It was started by Henry Yonge, the Surveyor General of the then colony. Very successful but died when he did.

Benjamin Franklin also sent some seeds into the country to his friends. A Series of Unusual Circumstances Japanese junk 500 miles off coast found by American trade ship bound for San Francisco. Sailors rescued but not allowed to disembark. Spoken for by Dr. Benjamin Franklin Edwards who received a packet of soybeans as a gift. Brought them to Illinois. From there they spread all over the country.

gained interest an popularity in the next 2 years
grown in almost every agricultural station within the last 2 decades of the 19th century WWII -soybeans used to replace imported fats and oils with domestic produce Marshall Plan - fed many in 3rd world countries Applied Uses - used as meal for animal feed Cultural Significance Thought to have the ability to:
stimulate proper functioning of heart, lungs, liver, stomach, and bowels
eliminate toxins from the body
improve complexion and hair
Fresh beans were thought to cure:
dropsy
bladder problems
bad circulation Miso Japanese fermented soybean paste. made with soybeans, rice or barley, salt, and water
has a rich, meat-like flavor
used to season other soups
used in the preparation of soups, sauces, gravies, dip dressings Tofu Bibliography Hymowitz, Theodore. "Soybeans: The Success Story." National Soybean Research Laboratory. Accessed November 15, 2012. <http://www.nsrl.uiuc.edu/aboutsoy/history1.html.>Shurtleff, William, and Akiko Aoyagi. "History of World Soybean Production and Trade." Soy Info Center. Last modified 2007. Accessed November 15, 2012. <http://www.soyinfocenter.com/HSS/production_and_trade1.php.>Shurtleff, William, and Akiko Aoyagi. "The Soybean Plant: Botany, Nomenclature, Taxonomy, Domestication, and Dissemination." Soy Info Center. Last modified 2007. Accessed November 15, 2012. <http://www.soyinfocenter.com/HSS/soybean_plant3.php.>Shurtleff, William, and Akiko Aoyagi. "History of Miso and Soybean Chiang." Soy Info Center. <http://www.soyinfocenter.com/HSS/miso1.php.>"How It's Made Tofu." YouTube. Video file, 04:51. Posted by Thatsmynamedude, April 20, 2010. Accessed November 15, 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBwCcwsXXKQ.> http://openmarkets.cmegroup.com/wp-content/uploads/soybean-field1.jpg?_sm_au_=iVVNHsPSNW5Jk2QP Pictures http://www.thehindu.com/multimedia/dynamic/00263/AVN_SOYOY_263794e.jpg http://images.businessweek.com/ss/06/05/phaidon/image/7_567-table-type-soy-sauce-.jpg?_sm_au_=iVVNHsPSNW5Jk2QP http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/tofu.jpg?_sm_au_=iVVNHsPSNW5Jk2QP http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/00/Miso_Soup.jpg/250px-Miso_Soup.jpg http://i-cdn.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/kitchen/2008_09_23-tempeh.jpg?_sm_au_=iVVNHsPSNW5Jk2QP http://www.quotesoybeans.com/soybeans.gif?_sm_au_=iVVNHsPSNW5Jk2QP http://moneysavingmom.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/kikkomans.jpg?_sm_au_=iVVNHsPSNW5Jk2QP http://www.freeworldmaps.net/europe/europe-physical-map.jpg?_sm_au_=iVVNHsPSNW5Jk2QP http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/5a/Checkmark.png?_sm_au_=iVVNHsPSNW5Jk2QP http://worldtradedaily.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/worldsoybeanproduciton2009.jpg http://lastdaysoftheincas.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/soy-map-of-world.gif?_sm_au_=iVV66JJZ1Mv7kW0V http://www.asianfoodgrocer.com/img/prods/miso-soup/01212-honzukuri-white-miso-paste-lg.jpg?_sm_au_=iVVNHsPSNW5Jk2QP http://www.soyinfocenter.com/images/original/1690-37694d.jpg http://www.soyinfocenter.com/images/original/1690-37694b.jpg http://abcplanet.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/East-Asia-map.gif?_sm_au_=iVVNHsPSNW5Jk2QP http://www.usna.edu/LibExhibits/collections/perry/images/perry61.jpg?_sm_au_=iVVNHsPSNW5Jk2QP
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