Soybeans, also called as Soya beans, are a species of legume and are native to East Asia.
Their texture, taste and protein content makes them a close substitute to meat for vegetarians.
Soya beans can be used for cooking either as beans or as soya chunks. Besides they can also be converted into various other delicacies such as soya chaaps. Soya milk is also one popular by-product of soybean which is low in fat and high in protein.