Soybean has been called the miracle crop of the twentieth century. It is one of the most nutritious among beans and pulses, having 40% protein and 20% oil. In view of the chronic shortage of protein and oil in India, soybean is a welcome introduction to provide the much needed stability and boost to the production of these two essential items of food.
Haque, Md. F.; Singh, Bhupan; and Prakash, R.
"Research notes: Evaluation of soybean germplasm,"
Soybean Genetics Newsletter: Vol. 6
, Article 20.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/soybeangenetics/vol6/iss1/20