The consumption of soy products in our country is gaining ground, especially during the Great Lent period, when these products are of particular importance. There is also a category of people who consume soy products, tofu or hummus on a regular basis. Madein.md team got in touch with one of the local producers who specializes in the production soy products - Agromix 77. During this dialogue we tried to find out useful information on the soy based products in the Republic of Moldova in order to familiarize consumers with this type of culture.
The representative of Agromix 77 company, Angelica Lina, told us that now in Moldova the demand for soy products has an ascending trend, however, the consumption of soy is different in various periods of the year. The sales volume increases significantly in this period of the year (the Great Lent), a fact that shows that many people do not use these products on a regular basis.
The Benefits of Soy Products
Soy products are rich in protein, so they can replace, to a certain level, other proteins of animal origin. This is a great product for those who choose a vegetarian or vegan diet. But, as in the case of any other product, it should not be abused. A number of specialized publications recommends 25 grams of soy protein a day, but this information has to be checked. There are many articles online on the benefits of soy in case of various diseases such as cancer, osteoporosis or as an auxiliary product for women in menopause.
Soybeans that Grow in Moldova are Not Genetically Modified
The company Agromix 77 uses soybeans grown in Moldova and cooperates with a dedicated and reliable distributor. This variety is called "aura", and is grown in the northern part of Moldova. The "aura" variety is included the official registry of the Republic of Moldova. The product is not genetically modified, because the supplier export its products to Europe, where genetically modified soy is prohibited.
The Products Manufactured by Agromix 77
The company manufactures soybean milk, which is clean, has no additives in comparison with conventional milk from other brands.
Another product is tofu, which is manufactured in a manner similar to cottage cheese, but in this case with the use of soy milk, which gives the product a specific taste. This tofu is the basis for the preparation of different pastes with mushrooms or garlic.
Hummus is made from chickpeas beans, which are first moistened and then brewed. Then there is added tahini, sesame seeds paste and olive oil, as well as lemon juice, garlic and spices.
The company hopes to expand its products range.
Soya - is a Versatile Product which can Become Part of Daily Diet
Soy products are much more than just an alternative in the period of Great lent. They can be used throughout the year, as they have numerous advantages. Angelica advised us to consult articles from the Internet, where the benefits of soybeans and chickpeas products are described. Thus we may learn how to properly incorporate them into our diet and discover many new delicious recipes.
The Agromix 77 company is currently working on new recipes and products, taking into account the views and opinions of consumers on the Facebook page. The company sells its products only on domestic market, however the producer hopes that by a modernization and improvement of the production process in the future its products will be exported abroad.