Is Soy Vegan?
Although soy is in a lot of products, many may not know what it is exactly, and therefore whether or not it’s vegan. Read on to have your questions answered.
What is soy?
Soy comes from soybeans, a legume native to East Asian, and is therefore prevalent in the cuisines from here. It is native specifically to Central China, and was then cultivated around Eastern Asia and now has gained worldwide popularity and attention.
Is soy vegan?
Yes, soy and most soy products are indeed vegan. This is because soy is a bean and so is suitable for those who are plant-based. Soy products, such as soy milk, tofu, tempeh and soy sauce are mostly also vegan as a result (though be sure to check the label with some products just in case!). Soy is used as a meat-alternative to those who are plant-based, as tofu, tempeh and textured vegetable protein, otherwise known as TVP, are used by lots of vegans and vegetarians to emulate meaty textures in foods.
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by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.