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How do I remove toxin from home made soya bean?
Please follow the steps below.

How to destroy Soya Beans Toxins and prepare the Beans properly

Read this before you give your infant soyabeans.
Raw Soya beans contains large quantities of a number of harmful substances.

1. There are potent enzyme inhibitors which block the action of trypsin and other enzymes needed for protein digestion.

These "antinutrients" are not completely deactivated during ordinary cooking and can produce serious gastric distress, reduced protein digestion and chronic deficiencies in amino acid uptake.

In test animals, diets high in trypsin inhibitors cause enlargement and pathological conditions of the pancreas, including cancer.

The soybean also contains hemagglutinin, a clot promoting substance that causes red blood cells to clump together.

Trypsin inhibitors and hemagglutinin have been rightly labeled growth depressant substances.

Fortunately they are deactivated during the process of fermentation. However, in precipitated products, enzyme inhibitors concentrate in the soaking liquid rather than in the curd. Thus in tofu and bean curd, these enzyme inhibitors are reduced in quantity, but not completely eliminated.

However, it's easy to destroy the toxin if you prepare the beans properly.


1. Soak the beans overnight
2. Drain completely
3. Boil in water for an hour.
4. Drain completely and sun dry or dry in an hot air oven.
5. Dried beans should first be dehulled
6. Winnow (i.e blow air through grains in order to remove the chaff)
7. Finally, mill into a smooth flour
8. Enjoy!
Is soya beans milk good for children less than a year?
Yes soya bean milk is good for children below 1 year and should be introduced after 6 months. Also ensure it's prepared appropriately.
My son will be seven months. Is it ok to give him soya beans that is mixed with groundnut and crayfish? Secondly, he doesn't have...
Dr Aina Johnson


Yes you can. However it is best to introduce new foods to your child one at a time so if child has an allergic reaction you can easily know which food the child is reacting to. In your case you may introduce crayfish for a some days, if no reaction then you introduce groundnuts and so on. If baby has no adverse reaction then you can mix all and give at once.
Someone told me that I cannot mix soya bean, milk and pap together for my baby that it is not good. It's either I mix only milk an...
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All aforementioned are healthy foods but it is better to introduce these one at a time not mixing everything together at once so as to be able to watch out for allergic reaction.
Please doc, can 1 blend groundnut, soya beans and crayfish together and add it to pap for a six months old baby
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No.... Don't start all at once incase the child reacts to one of the ingredients... You will not know which it is ... Start with pap and milk.... Then you can start adding the other ingredients one at a time say one new addition per week
Is soya beans good for children below 1 year?
Yes soya beans is good for children below 1 year
Can I add soya beans, butter or red oil to my 6 months old baby pap?
Adding palm oil is a way of fortifying the pap. Add just a table spoon
I have soaked soybeans for 24 hours before grinding, and it has been sieved with bag, and after been cooked it is forming as if it...
Get the soya beans and remove the dirts, take to grinder to break and remove the chaffs, then come back wash and soak it for 24 hours, changing the water every 6 hours i.e. if you soak it 6am, you change the water by 12pm, then 6pm, 12am and then 6am the next day, the soaking is to allow it to ferment, after that put in a pot, add enough water and boil it for 45 minutes (begin to count 45 minutes after it reached the boiling point), the boiling is to remove the toxins, after boiling it, dry it under the sun, after that go back to the grinder and grind to powder, it is not advisable to add dry unripe plantain. Please this is the healthiest way to prepare soya beans more especially for children. It is very necessary for it to ferment and for the toxins to be removed
My baby is 7months, please I do grind soya beans, groundnut, crayfish and unripe plantain. Then I mixed it to my baby pap with his...
It does not have to be unripe plantain....ripe plantain is fine. You can but ADD ONE NEW FOOD AT A TIME!!!”.
Can a six months old baby take soya bean powder?
Yes. I started including it to my baby's pap @ 6 months