Beans are born and they are extremely interesting. A cotyledon derives its name from Greek origins, a “seed leaf” is the significant part of the embryo within the seed of a plant. Upon germination, the cotyledon may become the embryonic first leaves of a seedling. The part of a seed which develops into a plant, consisting of a the rudimentary shoot or stem of an embryo plant, a radicle which emerges first from the seed and lastly the hilum, which is the bean’s eye.
Perhaps the most interesting part of soy bean information is the distribution of health-promoting phenolic compositions in different physical parts of the soybean. The contribution of phenolic compositions to overall antioxidant capacity is perhaps limited when removing the skins (like I do). The antioxidant capacities of seed coat are said to exhibit much higher total phenolic indexes and antioxidant activities than whole and dehulled soybean.