Quality of Canadian food-type soybeans 2016 - Canadian natto-type soybeans

Canadian natto-type soybeans

Table 4 displays the quality data for 2016 Canadian natto-type soybeans. Mean 100-seed weight for 2016 natto-type soybean was 9.9 g. Water absorption value was 1.18 g H2O per g seeds and water uptake factor was 2.18.

The mean protein content for 2016 Canadian natto-type soybean was 39.0 g per 100 g dry matter whereas the mean oil content was 21.8 g per 100 g dry matter (Table 4).

The mean sucrose content for 2016 Canadian natto-type soybean was 57.4 g per kg dry matter (Table 4). The mean oligosaccharides content was 46.7 g per kg dry matter. The mean total isoflavones content was 2415 mg per kg dry matter.

Table 4. Quality data for 2016 Canadian natto-type soybean compositesFootnote1
Quality parameter Number of sample 2016 2015
Physical characteristic
100-seed weight, g/100 seeds 19 9.9 NS
Water absorption, g H2O/g seeds 19 1.18 NS
Water uptake factor, g soaked wt/g seeds 19 2.18 NS
Chemical composition (g/100 g DM)
Protein content 19 39.0 NS
Oil content 19 21.8 NS
Sugar content (g/kg DM)
Sucrose 19 57.4 NS
Raffinose 19 8.9 NS
Stachyose 19 37.6 NS
Verbascose 19 0.23 NS
Total oligosaccharidesFootnote2 19 46.7 NS
Isoflavones (mg/kg DM)
Total isoflavonesFootnote3 19 2415 NS
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