Submitted to: International Soybean Processing and Utilization Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: March 5, 2004
Publication Date: March 5, 2004
Citation: Berhow, M.A., Duval, S.M., Vaughn, S.F., Macdonald, R.S. 2004. Analytical and biological assessment of phytochemicals in soybeans and processed soy products. Proceedings of the International Soybean Processing and Utilization Conference. p. 1070-1076. Technical Abstract: Interest in the nutraceutical value of soybeans has increased over the past few years as research studies have shown soy foods and soy extracts to be effective in the prevention or mediation of a number of chronic diseases. Yet, in most cases the exact phytochemical agents, or combination of agents, responsible for the observed biological activities have not been fully characterized. While most of the phytochemicals present in soy have been identified, purified individual phytochemicals from soy are not generally available in sufficient quantities for comprehensive nutritional studies. In cooperation with industrial research partners, methodologies are being developed for the production of research quantities of purified phytochemicals, such as the isoflavone glucosides and the saponin glycosides. These in turn are being supplied to cooperative nutritional research programs for their evaluation.