Soybeans (Glycine max)

About Soybeans

  • Soybeans are grown in 4-5 months. They are planted in the spring and harvested in the fall.
  • Soybeans are part of the legume family, grow in a pod, and are high in protein.

Fast Facts

  • Illinois is the #1 producer of soybeans in the United States, and the United States is the #1 producer of soybeans in the world.
  • On average, every American consumes one-half cup of soybeans per day in some form.

Uses

  • Animal Feed; Livestock Feed, Pet Food
  • Human Consumption: Cooking Oils, Dressing, Candy
  • Other Products: Crayons, Lubricants, Cosmetics