The newly enhanced Specialty U.S. Soy Database features nearly 300 soybean varieties and includes information on how to source U.S. identity preserved (IP) soybeans and supplier contact information.
The newly updated online Specialty U.S. Soy Database, North America’s exclusive tool for sourcing U.S.-grown soybean varieties for use in foods, is now live!
With nearly 300 varieties featured, the catalog of entries contains qualitative information on individual soybean varieties and includes information on how to source U.S. identity preserved (IP) soybeans and supplier contact information.
Numerous enhancements to the 2022 Specialty U.S. Soy Database include:
- New soybean varieties, including high oleic soybean varieties
- Additional resources
- Additional language capabilities
- Ability to compare 2020 and 2021 samples
- Additional information on soybean growing locations
The interactive database is the most comprehensive catalogue of U.S. soybean varieties available for use in soy-based foods. Users can search for specifications related to specific uses, protein content, GMO/non-GMO/organic, and hilum color. Each variety listed on the database has its own page which provides additional information on protein content, amino acid profile, oil profile, estimated tofu/soymilk yields, and more. Once a match for a particular variety is found, users can navigate to the supplier directory to locate and connect with seed supply companies.
The Specialty U.S. Soy Database, partially funded by the soy checkoff, was created in 2021 at the behest of U.S. soybean exporters and buyers to provide detailed information about U.S. soybean varieties including soy food beans and high oleic soybeans.
Through a collaborative effort between the United Soybean Board (USB), United States Soybean Export Council (USSEC), a top U.S. grain and oil seed analysis certified lab and company, seed technology providers, and seed exporters and providers throughout the United States, more than 750 samples of soybeans have been tested to assess the quality and properties of soybeans grown throughout the U.S. The number of listings in the catalogue has increased five-fold in less than a year.
Visit the Specialty U.S. Soy Database here.
- Partially funded by U.S. Soy farmers, their checkoff and the soy value chain.