Soya Milk: You can prepare it at home too

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Soya Milk: You can prepare it at home too

Soy milk, also locally known as soya milk, is a plant-based drink produced by soaking and grinding soybeans, boiling the mixture, and filtering out remaining particulates. It is a stable emulsion of oil, water, and protein. Its original form is a natural by-product of the manufacture of tofu.

Falling back on an african proverb: “travel teaches how you see“. Our staff went visiting and was served soya milk. He found it tasty and so asked how it is prepared:

  1. Get soya bean of any quantity you prefer. Soat then wash it and soak it in water overnight. To obtain the right amount of water. put water in the soya and the level at which it stops, double it.
  2. In the morning, discard water and rinse soya beans.
  3. After, remove skins as best you can. this is optional though.
  4. Add soybeans and 4 cups water to blender.
  5. Blend until smooth.
  6. Strain the blended mixture using butter muslin or a nut milk bag. …
  7. Heat the strained milk in a heavy-bottom pan to 212ºF (100ºC)

Nutrition Content

Healthline claims that soya beans are mainly composed of protein but also contain good amounts of carbs and fat. They go ahead to claim that for every 100 grams of boiled soybeans are:

  • Calories: 173
  • Water: 63%
  • Protein: 16.6 grams
  • Carbs: 9.9 grams
  • Sugar: 3 grams
  • Fiber: 6 grams
  • Fat: 9 grams
    • Saturated: 1.3 grams
    • Monounsaturated: 1.98 grams
    • Polyunsaturated: 5.06 grams
    • Omega-3: 0.6 grams
    • Omega-6: 4.47 g

How long can Soy Milk last

The fresh soya milk can be stored in refrigerator for up to 5 days. If you can’t finish all, just re-boil the soy milk after a few days; this will make it store in the refrigerator longer

Can Soy milk be taken daily?

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) notes that research shows up to three servings a day has been found to be safe.

Soy contains isoflavones, which act like estrogen in the body. Since many breast cancers need estrogen to grow, it would stand to reason that soy could increase breast cancer risk.