Here are links regarding soybeans:
|Buying and Storing Whole Soybeans|
|Nutritional Profile for Whole Soybeans|
|Tips for Using Dry Soybeans|
|Making soymilk, from Chad Crabtree's site|
Soybeans are another product we grow and harvest. The United Soybean Board has lots of information on soy products, if you're interested check out the following web address: www.talksoy.com/overview
We sell the dried whole soybeans but there are two types: dry soybeans and green vegetable soybeans.
Dry soybeans are harvested when fully mature and dry. Green soybeans are harvested just prior to maturity, when they look something like green peas. Green soybeans are tasty and may be eaten as a side dish or snack, in salads and soups, or with other food ingredients.
Whole, dry soybeans may be stored in an airtight container for long periods.
1/2 cup of dry soybeans contains:
Soaking dry soybeans shortens the cooking time and improves flavor. In a large pot, add 6 cups of water for each pound of dry beans. Soak at room temperature for six to eight hours, or overnight. Drain, rinse and cook the beans. (For a quick soak, heat the beansand water to boiling, cook for five minutes, then remove from heat, cover and let stand for one hour.)
To cook, put soaked beans in a large pot. Add 6 cups of fresh water for each pound of beans and bring to a boil, allowing steam to escape. Do not salt. Reduce heat and simmer for about three hours, until beans are tender. Season soybeans with your favorite herbs.
For small orders, use our order form, soybeans are listed after the popcorn cases.
For those wanting a large quantity (more than 100 pounds), here is some information which hopefully can reduce shipping costs.
Shipping costs depend on different factors which we are not expert. Distance to ship is one, your location (in the U.S.) is another, distance from a terminal is important, as is whether you have a business facility or residential, a forklift and dock, or not.
Since the variables can be many, we feel that it may be helpful for you to deal directly with our freight forwarder (LTL carriers). There are many. One company we have used is called GST.
You may contact GST at 1-800-333-0609. Ask for Becky or Colleen.
Becky's e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Another company is Freight Quote, ask for Nate,
Tel: 1-800-323-5441, ext. 1553.
Shipping is not included in the soybean prices below, please refer to SHIPPING INFO for approximate shipping costs (some bags have a small overfill) and to our International Order Page for further information on shipping outside the U.S.