Really! ?? Japanese people eat soybeans(Daizu) so much ?

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Really! ?? Japanese people eat soybeans so much ?

Do you eat soybeans?

In Japan, soybeans are consumed in various forms.

I love natto !

However, it doesn’t seem to be eaten so much in other countries.

Soybeans is “Daizu” in Japanese.

If you are interested in soybeans, please refer to it!

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Japanese Soybeans

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Soybeans were thought to have come from China at the same time as rice.

Therefore, the cultivation of soybeans in Japan was thought to be after the Yayoi period.

However, what appears to be soybeans from the Jomon period was found, and it is now believed that they have been cultivated independently in Japan since the Jomon period.

The Yayoi period was proceeded by the Jomon period.

Since the Jomon period, 5000 years have passed, and native species with various characteristics have been cultivated all over the country.

The reason why various varieties live in Japan is that it is surrounded by the sea and is long and narrow from north to south, and different elevations of land areas.

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How do Japanese people consume soybeans

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Domestic soybeans are used for 53% tofu, 16% natto, 10% boiled soybeans (Nimame) , and 10% miso and soy sauce.

Recently, the growth of soymilk seems to be noticeable.

Soymilk consumption has increased about 10 times in the last 20 years.


70% of the soybeans consumed are from the United States, and 7% are domestically produced.

As for tofu, it seems that about 10 tofu can be produced per kilogram of soybeans.

Among processed soybean foods, the amount of tofu produced is by far the largest.

Tofu has been an integral part of the table since the early Edo period.


Natto has quadrupled its growth in sales over the last 50 years.

Kansai people were told not to eat natto, but now that is not the case.

Ibaraki Prefecture is the number one producer of natto, and Takano Foods, known as “Okame Natto,” is also founded in Ibaraki Prefecture.

It wasn’t until the middle of the Edo period that the common people started eating natto.

It is said that the reason why natto became more edible was that soy sauce became generally cheaper for ordinary people.

With the beginning of individual packaging for one person in 1977, it became a typical national dish.

Miso and Soy sauce

Miso is a typically used for miso soup, but it was also from the Edo period that miso soup became popular.

At that time, mortars became widespread and soybeans could be easily crushed.

Soy sauce is the most produced in Chiba, accounting for 40% of the national total.

Kikkoman, Yamasa Soy Sauce, Higeta Shoyu so 3 of the top 4 companies are founded in Chiba.

However, Wakayama Prefecture is actually the birthplace of soy sauce.

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The number one shipment in the world?

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The United States is the number one producer, but Brazil is the number one shipping country.

It seems that Japan has made Brazil the number one shipping country in the world!

In the past, soybeans seem to have been an American monopoly.

In 1973, the price of soybeans doubled due to the effects of the oil crisis.

In response, the Kakuei Tanaka administration at that time was said to have started a production cooperation project in Brazil as part of diversify.

Over 22 years, more than 700 farmers have settled from Japan.

One of the Brazilian varieties is called “Doko“, and it is said that it is named after Toshio Doko, who supported the cooperation project with gratitude.

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The number one consumption?

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The United States and Brazil are the two largest producers of soybeans, but 10% of their consumption is not used for food.

Overseas, it is often used as fuel and feed for livestock.

However, in Japan, 30% of consumption is for food consumption.

China ranks first in terms of fuel, livestock feed and food overall.

Then, the United States, Argentina, and so on.

Japan ranks 10th in the consumption ranking.

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Healthy Soybeans !

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A professor at Harvard University recognizes soybeans are healthy .

It is rich in proteins that are essential for maintaining healthy cells.

Soybeans are hard to eat as they are, so they are not consumed as food overseas.

In Japan, it is consumed in various forms as tofu, natto, miso, and soy sauce.

This seems to be related to Japan’s longevity in the world.

Protein is low in calories compared to meat and has the role of lowering blood cholesterol.

Therefore, it can prevent arteriosclerosis and lower blood pressure.

Soybeans have a nutrient called isoflavones, which reduces the risk of cancer.

In addition, since calcium is prevented from flowing out, it can be expected to alleviate osteoporosis and menopause.

In addition, soybeans contain dietary fiber, which is effective in preventing constipation and diabetes.

Saponin contained in soybeans promotes lipid metabolism, which helps prevent obesity.

Lecithin is said to have a skin-beautifying effect and prevent Alzheimer’s.

In addition, it also contains oligosaccharides, which cleans the intestinal environment and is effective in immunity and anti-aging.

Soybeans are amazing !

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Let’s learn Japanese words related to Soybeans !

How do you feel about soybeans?

It seems that it is not eaten much overseas, but in Japan it is eaten in various forms.

Moreover, it is healthy and seems to have various effects.

Let’s eat a lot!

EnglishJapaneseHiraganaHow to read
Soy milk豆乳とうにゅうTounyuu
Boiled Soybeans煮豆にまめNimame

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