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The soybean (U.S. and UK) or soya bean (UK) (Glycine max) is a species of legume native to Eastern Asia. It is an annual plant that may vary in growth habit and height. It may grow prostrate, not growing higher than 20 cm (7.8 inches), or even stiffly erect up to 2 meters (6.5 feet) in height. The pods, stems, and leaves are covered with fine brown or gray pubescence. The leaves are trifoliate (sometimes with 5 leaflets), and the leaflets are 6-15 cm (2-6 inches) long and 2-7 cm (1-3 inches) broad; they fall before the seeds are mature. The small, inconspicuous, self-fertile flowers are borne in the axil of the leaf and are either white or purple. The fruit is a hairy pod that grows in clusters of 3-5, with each pod 3-8 cm (1-3 inches) long and usually containing 2-4 (rarely more) seeds 5-11 mm in diameter. Like corn and some other crops of long domestication, the relationship of the modern soybean to wild-growing species can no longer be traced with any degree of certainty. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Glycine max (Wikipedia)

Soybean is the world's most important legume. Proteins of Soybeans are widely used in animal and human nutrition.

Soybean may commonly induce symptoms of food allergy in sensitised individuals. Dust from Soybean storage or transport has been reported to result in exacerbation of asthma, and dust from Soybean flour may precipitate asthma in bakers.

There are 2 main types of Soy food-allergenic reactions. IgE-mediated reactions may result in respiratory, cutaneous, and gastrointestinal symptoms, and anaphylaxis. Delayed non-IgE-mediated reactions, including Soy-induced enterocolitis, may be experienced. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

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Tag Language Translation
zh-CN Chinese (China) 大豆
Synonyms: 大豆属;黄豆
fr-CA French (Canada) Glycine max
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Sojauba
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Soja (Glycine max)
it-IT Italian (Italy) Glycina max
Synonyms: Soia (Glycine max)
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Soya fasülyesi, Glisin maks
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Glycine max
Synonyms: Соя культурная (Glycine max)
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) glycine max
fr-BE French (Belgium) Glycine max
Synonyms: Soja, f14