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Varieties of soybeans (Glycine max).

Soja, the versatile soy bean, has a hundred different uses, in sauce de soja (soy sauce), lait de soja (soy milk), and as a replacement for milk in many vegan foods.

Soy beans are grown in France, but the country also imports tons of them; Romania is the biggest producer in the EU.


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Scott Bauer