Date: From at least 5000 BC
Type: Protein and oil-rich legume
From this chapter, I learned that:
^ Fermented beans can be pounded into a paste from which the soy sauce is made. In Japan, they use the paste to make miso while natto is made from whole beans.
^ Soybeans consist of 20 percent oil and 40 percent protein. It is the second most widely grown crop in America.
^ It is the second most widely grown crop in America.
Would I eat it?: I don’t like beans much.