SoyJoy All Natural Baked Whole Soy & Fruit Bar Banana - 1.05 oz. (30g)
Who can resist the taste of freshly baked banana bread? Peel open the sensational Banana SOYJOY and indulge yourself. We bake real bananas with ground whole soybeans to create a delicious, healthy snack to have with you for whatever life throws your way.
What is Whole Soy?
Not to be confused with soy protein isolate. It may be a small bean, but there are big differences when it comes to the various types of soy extract and whole soy. Most people are familiar with soy but are surprised to hear that it usually loses some of its nutrient content during the process of becoming a soy product. That's because in most soy foods, only part of the bean is extracted and used. With whole soy, however, the whole bean is used. Nothing is discarded, which means that whole soy retains all of soy's natural nutrients.
Commonly found in Japanese restaurants, edamame is another name for green, immature soybeans. Edamame is a good source of calcium, folate and potassium.
You've probably seen soymilk at the grocery store. To make soymilk, soybeans are soaked, ground fine and then strained, producing a fluid called soymilk. While soymilk retains many of the soybeans nutrients, it does not contain the fiber from the soybeans.
Tofu, also known as soybean curd, is a soft, cheese-like food made from soymilk. Fresh, hot soymilk is curdled with a coagulant, then cut to shape. Like soymilk, tofu uses only part of the soybean, and therefore loses the soybean's fiber in the process.
Whole soybeans grow in pods on stalks that are about waist-high. They start out green (see edamame), but as they fully mature, they shrink in size and turn a golden color. It's at this point that they are richest in protein and fiber. That's why SOYJOY use only mature, whole soybeans instead of soy extract to make SOYJOY. It's full of nutrients like protein, fiber and iron, and is rich in antioxidants and minerals. In fact, SOYJOY is one of the few food items that uses whole soy.
From the plants in the ground where they get their whole soy to plant where SoyJoy is packaged - and every step in between, this is SOYJOY process.
- The soybeans SOYJOY pick are Non-GMO and grown here in the United States.
- SOYJOY takes the whole soybeans, toast them and grind them into flour.
- All the raw ingredients are accurately weighed.
- All the necessary ingredients are mixed in a mixer. Each flavor has its own mixing time and speed.
- After it's mixed, the dough goes through the forming machine. It's formed to make long, think noodles.
- The long noodles of dough are cut into shape.
- The cut bars pass through an oven to bake.
- The baked bars are transferred onto spiral conveyors to cool down over time.
- In order to maintain flavor and freshness, the bars are individually wrapped as soon as they cool down.
- Only product that have passed strict quality testing are released and shipped for you to enjoy!
Helth Benefits of SOYJOY
Every SOYJOY bar begins with high-quality, non-genetically modified whole soybeans. Unlike other soy products that use highly processed soy protein isolates, the whole soy ground into every SOYJOY bar keeps the rich fiber and heart-healthy soy nutrients intact.
Whole soy is packed full of antioxidant isoflavones, high-quality protein, vitamins, minerals, polyunsaturated fatty acids, fiber, and all nine amino acids essential to human nutrition. Plus, whole soy is low in saturated fat and cholesterol free. All those healthy sounding terms mean that soy, a superfood, is a smart choice for your body.
The many nutrients packed into a small soybean help promote healthy hearts, bones and bodies. Whole soy has got a leg up on other legumes when it comes to health.
- Whole Soy
- Real Fruit
- Low GI
- Gluten Free
- 0g Trans Fat
Frequently Asked Questions
How much soy is in a SOYJOY?
Each SOYJOY contains 8 grams of whole soy.
Are there any animal products in SOYJOY?
Yes. SOYJOY contains milk and eggs.
Does SOYJOY contain trans fat?
No, SOYJOY does not contain trans fat. Because trans fats are not considered part of a healthy diet, they do not include any hydrogenated oils.
What is glycemic index of GI?
The glycemic index (GI) is a ranking of equal carbohydrate portions of different foods according to how they affect blood sugar levels. The GI values of SOYJOY bars were measured using valid scientific methodology at an Australian University and all SOYJOY flavors have a low GI. That means it's a snack that helps keep your blood sugar steady and your energy levels sustained.
Does SOYJOY contain gluten?
No. There are no gluten-containing ingredients in SOYJOY. Gluten comes from wheat, rye and barley. SOYJOY does not contain wheat, wheat derivatives, rye, barley or oats.
Does SOYJOY contain dairy?
Yes. SOYJOY contains milk.
If I am allergic to peanuts or other nuts can I eat SOYJOY?
You should not eat SOYJOY if you're allergic to any nut or seed. SOYJOY may contain nuts, seeds or nut/seed by-products.
Does SOYJOY contain genetically modified (GMO) soy?
No. SOYJOY is made with only non-GMO soy.
Does SOYJOY contain any artificial sweeteners?
No, SOYJOY does not contain any artificial sweeteners. It's naturally sweetened.
Is SOYJOY a meal-replacement bar?
No, SOYJOY is not a meal-replacement bar, but more of an anytime snack. Sometimes, our busy schedules make missing a meal unavoidable. SOYJOY can be enjoyed as part of a meal on the go.
Why whole soy?
SOYJOY is made from ground whole soybeans to take full advantage of all of the nutritional benefits of whole soybeans. SOYJOY does NOT contain soy protein concentrates, isolated soy protein, or any other highly processed soy ingredients.
Why does SOYJOY contain fat?
Fat is an essential nutrient, but one that should be eaten in moderation. Including small amounts of fat in between-meal snacks has been shown to help keep hunger in check and prevent overeating at mealtime. SOYJOY fits perfectly into healthy eating guidelines and provides no more than 6 grams of the 45-60 grams of total fat people should consume each day, and only 2-3.5 grams of the 18-20 grams of saturated fat recommended in healthy eating guidelines.* Also, SOYJOY is made with whole soy, which naturally contains essential fatty acids including omega-3 fatty acids, which are a healthy type of fat.
*NOTE: Grams based on USDA Dietary guidelines of 20%-35% of total calories from fat and 10% or fewer total calories from saturated fat.
Maltodextrin is listed as an ingredient in SOYJOY. What is it?
Maltodextrin is a natural source of fiber derived from corn.
Can people with diabetes eat SOYJOY?
Yes, SOYJOY fits into a diabetic meal plan. Each SOYJOY is equivalent to 1 carbohydrate exchange, ½ protein exchange and 1 fat exchange based on the American Diabetes Association and American Dietetic Association Exchange Lists for Meal Planning.
What is the source of fiber in SOYJOY?
The fiber in SOYJOY comes from whole soy, dried fruits and nuts, and maltodextrin, which is a natural source of fiber derived from corn.
Are all soyfoods healthy?
Not all soyfoods are healthy. Just because a food contains soy does not necessarily mean it is good for you. Read food labels and choose soyfoods that are all natural and do NOT contain trans fat and artificial ingredients
Is SOYJOY a diet bar?
No, SOYJOY is a snack that helps people maintain active, healthy lifestyles. It is a delicious, nutritious and convenient treat that satisfies and curbs hunger between meals.
Why do SOYJOY's vary in color?
SOYJOY is made from all-natural ingredients and is baked in an oven for a home-baked taste. They may vary in color and texture the same way home-baked goods do.
Is soy as good a source of protein as meat, chicken, and fish?
Yes. These are all complete proteins. Soy is a source of complete protein because it contains all of the amino acids essential for human nutrition.
How many SOYJOY's can I eat a day?
SOYJOY should be part of an overall healthy diet. Two to three SOYJOYs a day can be worked in as snacks or as part of a meal.
Is it safe for women to eat SOYJOY during pregnancy?
Absolutely-safe, and good for you. SOYJOY contains nutrients your body needs during pregnancy: protein, iron and fiber. However, if you are sensitive to any of the ingredients listed on the label, you should not eat SOYJOY. Check with your obstetrician for more information.
Can children eat SOYJOY?
Yes. Your kids will love the delicious taste, and you can feel confident because SOYJOY contains only 130-140 calories, and is made with whole soy and dried fruit. Children can enjoy SOYJOY as part of an overall healthy diet.
How do I store SOYJOY? How can I tell when a SOYJOY has expired?
Store SOYJOY in a cool, dry place until you're ready to enjoy. There is a "Best By" date stamped on the wrapper. They don't recommend consuming after this date because they cannot guarantee the optimal taste and texture after that time