Unsalted Soy Nuts

Unsalted Soy Nuts

Dry roasted, unsalted soy nuts are indeed a healthy snack. The soy nuts are not nuts, but they are roasted soybeans included in the legume family. They are rich in protein, low in sodium or salt and have low glycemic index. It means they can provide the body with long lasting energy and they do not affect the blood sugar levels. It is easy to store and preserve the freshness of unsalted soy nuts by using a resealable bag. You can eat it as a snack almost anywhere. Perhaps, the best thing about soy nuts is the crispy consistency and the health benefits it offers.

Protein and Healthy Fat

Unsalted soy nuts can be a good source of protein especially for the vegetarians who have no protein intake. Eating an ounce of soy nuts will supply you 11 grams of complete protein. It is advisable to eat soy nuts to tame your hunger in between meals, and it will help not to increase your blood sugar level.

The fat from unsalted soy nut is also unsaturated fatty acids similar to pistachio nuts which is heart friendly. Consuming 1 ounce of soy nuts gives you 6 grams of the total fat, of which just one gram is saturated. The American Heart Association suggests including soy nuts in the diet, because it contains Alpha-linolenic acid, one type of Omega-3 fat that’s found to have plenty of health benefits.


The unsalted soy nuts are rich in foliate, riboflavin, Vitamin K, thiamine and Vitamin B6.  Foliate helps in preventing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease through cell formation and cell repair. Riboflavin is needed for energy metabolism, building tissue and helps maintain good vision. Vitamin K helps a lot for normal blood clotting and synthesis of proteins found in plasma. Thiamine is important for energy metabolism and maintains proper functioning of the nervous system. Vitamin B6 is essential to cell growth and helps maintain proper functioning of the nervous system. Thiamine and vitamin B6 is present in small amounts. 1 percent of soy nuts offer more than 10 percent of an adult’s recommended daily allowance (RDA).


Minerals present in unsalted soy nuts are manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc and selenium. It also contains more than 10 percent of copper and potassium.

To produce a scrumptious unsalted soy nut, the first thing to do is to soak it in water, drain them and then roast or bake them in an oven until crisp and golden brown. The texture and taste of unsalted soy nuts is similar to peanuts. The soy nut itself is already flavorful so soy nuts don’t need to be salted. You can use soy nuts to garnish your salads, soups and other dishes. The soy nuts have no trans-fat. It also acts as antioxidant, which lowers bad cholesterol.

The good news to all healthy eaters out there and those who wanted to start to eat healthy, the soy nuts is available all year round in the grocery and natural food stores. So eat unsalted soy nuts as you snack anywhere anytime.

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