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Soya Chunks- A Meat Substitute

Soya chunks are made from soy beans and they work well as meat substitutes.

These come in the form of regular chunks, mini chunks and granules, and can be used in many ways. The nutritional value is similar to meat in some areas and different in others.

Meat alternatives that come from soy beans are complete proteins. This means they have all the essential amino acids present. Amino acids are the building blocks that create protein. Protein is a macronutrient that the body needs in large amounts for cell repair, immune function and muscle growth. A 3.5-ounce serving of soya chunks contains over 54 grams of protein. This is more than the same serving size of meat and eggs. The recommended daily intake of protein is 56 grams for men and 46 grams for women.

100 gms (3.5 oz)
Index Paneer Parmesan Cheese Mozzarella Cheese Tofu Soya Chunks
Protein(gms) 18.3 35.75 22 8 54
Fat(gms) 20.8 25.83 22 3.5 0.4
Saturated Fat (gms) 15 16.41 13.75 0.5 0
Carbohydrates(gms) 1.2 3.22 2.2 1.5 28.9
Calcium (mgs) 208 1184 500 130 533
Phosphorous(mgs) 138 694 350
Sodium(mgs) 15 1602 630 4 225
Iron (mgs) 0.82 1.1 21.2
Energy(Cal) 265 392 300 70 336

Read more at http://healthyeating.sfgate.com/nutritional-value-soya-chunks-2216.html