India is the one of the leading producer of the soybean follow by USA, Brazil, China and Argentina. In India, soybean ranks third in oilseeds after groundnut and rapeseed/mustard. Soybean is considered to be a most economical and valuable agricultural commodity as, it has good adaptability towards a wide range of soil and climate. On an average dry matter basis, Soybean contains about 40% protein and 20% oil. Soybean is very nutritious - the protein and oil components in soybean are not only in high quantity but also in high quality. Soya oil contains high proportion of unsaturated fatty acids, so it is healthy oil.
In India Madhya Pradesh (M.P.) is the leading state in producing soybean followed by Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. On average, Madhya Pradesh produces 74 percent of India's total soybean crop; Maharashtra, 13 percent; and Rajasthan, 10 percent.
Moisture 11% to 12% max.
Oil / Total Fat 1.00 % max.
Protein 46 % to 48% min.
Crude Fiber 6.00 % to 7.00% max.
Sand/Silica 2.00 % to 2.50% max.
Urease activity .30 units on EEC method