Post by Chantel. M
Raw soybean contains trypsin (an essential enzyme an enzyme essential to nutrition) inhibitors is toxic to human and animal.
According to the article of "Did You Know That Raw Soybeans Are Toxic?"
Post on July 23, 2008 in Were You Wondering...the author indicated that Antienzymes, specifically, a tripsin antagonist is one of the most troublesome elements in the raw soybean. Tripsin is required by the small intestine to digest protein. Without it, the pancreas have to work overtime to allow protein to move through the digestion process. Raw soy flour is known to cause pancreatic cancer in rats. Tripsin also interferes with the uptake of the protein that naturally occurs in the soybean, defeating its own purpose in vegan diets. There really isn’t any controversy over this component of the soybean, except to say that high heat and fermentation take care of a lot of the tripsin antagonist, but not all. In addition soy milk and baby formula still contain significant amounts of tripsin antagonist and manufacturers do not have to disclose the antitripsin concentration on their ingredient labels.
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