Meet Plant-Based Protein

Lisa Humphreys

Lisa Humphreys

United Soybean Board

Explore the Tasty, Nutritious, and Sustainable World of Plant-Based Proteins

Plant-based proteins pack your plate with nutritional benefits, texture and versatility that will leave you craving more. Legumes, including soy, serve as the foundation of many plant-based protein recipes. And not only are plant-based proteins made with soy good for you, they’re also good for the planet.

Did you know the carbon footprint of U.S. soybeans is significantly lower than other plant-based proteins such as peas, chickpeas and broad beans from other origins? Making the choice to add sustainably-grown soy foods to your diet helps support farmers like U.S. soybean farmers, who work to improve soil health, preserve water quality, and protect biodiversity.

Download the infographic below to explore the nutritional profiles of popular legumes found in plant-based protein products, and learn how these proteins can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, decrease inflammation, improve gut health – and more!