Soybeans are a superfood, but they are also super convenient to have on hand in your home’s kitchen.
There is just so much you can do with these beans. From soy milk to an alternative to meat in burgers and more, anybody can find a way to use soybeans that fits their flavor fancy, no matter what their preferences are.
However, in order to be able to make the many different types of soy foods and soy products and find your favorites, you have to have enough on hand to experiment and try out all the many recipes that are available.
Buy soybeans in bulk
The trick to unlocking soybeans’ potential to the fullest is finding somewhere to buy soybeans in bulk near you or from a source that ships bulk soybean orders at a reasonable rate. It’s important to buy bulk, though, because that’s the best way to try a good number of recipes and discover favorite uses for this versatile bean.
Now, many of your local grocery stores may not offer soybeans on their shelves. Sure, you will have no problem finding popular soy products made by many popular brands. But as we have noted many time before on this blog, you can save a good amount of money – and make your own, better-tasting soyfoods – with soybeans that you have bought ahead of time.
You can save money buying bulk soybeans
Not sure how much money you can actually save by buying bulk soybeans? Imagine how many soy-based foods and products you could put on your grocery list. Then, consider how much each of those products could cost you once you reach the checkout aisle of the grocery store.
The bill is going to add up very quickly.
Soybeans are similar to many other ingredients. With just about any product that can be used for your own recipes, you are almost always going to see some cost savings at the end of the day when you buy the base product for use later.
There’s more flexibility in buying bulk
In addition to freeing up money for other parts of your family budget, buying in bulk gives you the freedom to choose exactly what you want to prepare using your soybeans.
Not only can you decide what recipes to prepare and soy foods, but a bulk amount means you don’t have to pick and choose only one or two foods to make. There’s something to be said about having more freedom and flexibility to be able to try one recipe here and another recipe there.
Store your soybeans the right way
With that flexibility, though, does come a bit of responsibility.
Whenever you buy any food product in bulk, you have to have a storage plan. And as with any food product, there is a right way to store your bulk soybeans to make sure you get as much shelf life out of them as possible.
One of the benefits of dried soybeans, which is how they arrive at your front door when bought and shipped from Laura Soybeans, is that they can last quite a while when stored under the right conditions.
For soybeans that have dried and matured, all you need is an air-tight container and a cool, dry place to store the container. Under those conditions, your soybeans will last anywhere from 1 to 2 years. For the best results, find a place where the temperature doesn’t fluctuate too much below or above 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
All the foods you can make with soybeans
Soy milk, tofu, tempeh, edamame, roasted soybeans, and of course, soy burgers – there are simply so many different types of foods you can make by using soybeans.
Our Laura Soybeans can be used to make any of the above. We constantly receive rave reviews and fantastic feedback from our customers who have used our products to make soy milk, tofu, tempeh and miso.
We’ve even collected many of our favorite recipes on our blog that you can browse to find easy, great-tasting meal ideas for you, your family and your friends. There truly is something for everyone to enjoy when it comes to soybeans and homemade meals.
Check out some of our top DIY recipes that you can make right from your own kitchen:
- Easy soy milk for a delicious dairy alternative
- DIY tofu you can make at home
- Best-tasting soy burgers for a non-meat option
- The only tempeh recipe you will ever need
- Make your own miso soup
Better food for better health
We will never stop championing the many, many health benefits of adding soybeans to your diet. For such a small ingredient, they can boost the nutritional value of any recipe that calls for their use.
Why soybeans are so good for you:
- Soybeans are high in protein, while lower in fat than most meat.
- They are chock full of many beneficial vitamins, minerals and plant compounds, including isoflavones.
- Isoflavones help relieve menopause symptons in women and can help improve bone health.
- Saponins found in soybeans could help you manage your cholesterol levels.
- Contain highly beneficial levels of vitamin K1, good for blood clotting, and folate (aka vitamin B9), which is very important during pregnancy.
- Soybeans’ high fiber content can do wonders for your gut health.
- Helpful alternative for people who must avoid or want to replace dairy products in their diets.
Buy bulk from Laura Soybeans
Whether you are looking to stock up on soybeans so you can whip up some tasty soymilk, put together a meatless patty for grilling or want to add a healthier protein option to any meal with tofu, soybeans are the way to go.
At Laura Soybeans, all of our beans are planted, grown, harvested and packaged at our family farm in Northwest Iowa. If buying straight from the source or farm to table products are important to you, then there’s no better place to buy soybeans in bulk than from producers like us.
Take a look at the different styles and package sizes available now to fill your kitchen pantry with high-quality, healthy soybeans.