Specialty U.S. Soy Database Brings Updated Soybean Varieties, User-friendly Enhancements

The newly enhanced Specialty U.S. Soy Database features nearly 300 soybean varieties, with over 20 updated varieties, and includes information on how to source U.S. identity preserved (IP) soybeans and supplier contact information.

The interactive database is the most comprehensive database U.S. soybeans available for use in soy-based foods such as tofu, soymilk, natto and miso. The database provides data on quality attributes such as oil and protein content, amino acid content, estimated tofu/soymilk yields, 11s7s ratio, origin 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.

Numerous enhancements to the 2024 Specialty U.S. Soy Database include:

  • Sample comparison, allowing for users to compare multiple varieties’ data on one screen
  • Sort by feature including protein, seed size, 11s7s and more.

The Specialty U.S. Soy Database, partially funded by the soy checkoff, was created in 2020 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), U.S. Universities, seed technology providers, and seed exporters and providers throughout the United States, more than 1500 varieties 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.


This story was partially funded by U.S. Soy farmers, their checkoff and the soy value chain.