a source of oil; used for forage and soil improvement and as food
erect bushy hairy annual herb having trifoliate leaves and purple to pink flowers; extensively cultivated for food and forage and soil improvement but especially for its nutritious oil-rich seeds; native to Asia
the most highly proteinaceous vegetable known; the fruit of the soybean plant is used in a variety of foods and as fodder (especially as a replacement for animal protein)
- The soybean can serve as a meat substitute.
- Rapeseed oil, and soybean oil are good for health.
- Tofu we often eat is made from soybean curds.