Wholefood Soy Bean (WSB)

What does the WSB stamp mean?

The WSB stamp certifies and guarantees that any soybean product bearing its stamp meets these 15 strict criteria:

  1. Made with premium quality non-GMO whole soybeans
  2. Made with Biogro® Certified Organic whole soybeans
  3. The final product is ‘Independently’ Certified Organic
  4. Made with soaked, activated whole beans (not soy powders)
  5. Made with natural ‘Tibetan Mountain Salt Nigari’ (not sea salt – often contaminated with plastic)
  6. Made using the traditional, timeless Japanese stoneground process
  7. An authentic handmade and hand-crafted product
  8. 100% Free from defoaming agents (declared or undeclared)
  9. 100% Free from soy extracts, soy isolates and calcium sulphate
  10. 100% Free from gluten/artificial additives, preservatives or fillers
  11. An ethically sourced, supplied and produced product (with ‘sustainable resource & replenishment’ ingredients)
  12. Made by a responsible New Zealand owned company
  13. Made by a ‘Living Wage Certified Employer’ (genuinely socially responsible)
  14. Stringent ‘Country of Origin’ Supply Chain (not from China or the USA)
  15. Full disclosure of all ingredients and processes

Soy Foods

What is the difference between wholefood soybean (WSB) products and many modern soy foods?

  • Soy foods are mostly genetically modified, making them a GMO Crop
  • Soy foods are often genetically engineered and grown, making them a GE product
  • Soy foods are often made with ‘soy isolates’ which are highly refined extracted proteins (which never naturally exist in this form)
  • Soy foods are usually just a fraction or part of the whole bean, which does not deliver the full nutritional benefits
  • Soy foods are usually processed with chemicals and heat, thus destroying and degrading the nutritional content
  • Soy foods cannot be certified organic
  • Soy foods are NOT whole and not natural
  • Soy foods are generally highly processed and refined
  • Soy foods are NOT the same as wholefood soybeans (WSB)

Wholefood soybeans

  • Wholefood soybeans are a safe, natural plant-based food that has sustained humanity for thousands of years
  • Wholefood soybeans are naturally grown, in nature, without interference by man
  • Wholefood soybeans have been a major food staple in some of the healthiest and longest-lived cultures in history (Nagano, Okinawa, Indonesia, Japan and Bapan; The Longevity Village, China)
  • Wholefood soybeans are one of the world’s original superfoods
  • Wholefood soybeans deliver 40 TIMES more protein than meat using the same land
  • Wholefood soybeans are a whopping 18% pure ‘easily digestible’ complete protein
  • Wholefood soybeans have a tiny 196 calories per 100 grams
  • Wholefood soybeans contain ZERO sugar, ZERO cholesterol and near ZERO levels of saturated fat
  • Wholefood soybeans, when processed traditionally, are a highly nutritious, extremely beneficial addition to any healthy diet
  • Wholefood soybeans uniquely contain powerful soy isoflavones that help to lower and balance cholesterol levels in the body
  • Wholefood soybean isoflavones have received considerable research on their potential role in preventing and treating cancer and osteoporosis, and for their ability to relieve menopausal symptoms
  • There is strong epidemiology data linking the very low breast cancer mortality rates in Asian countries to the high intake of traditionally prepared soybean foods
  • Wholefood soybeans are rich in soluble and insoluble fibre (which clean out and feed our digestive passage). Globally we see that the higher the daily intakes of legumes and fibre a population eats overall, the lower the levels of preventable Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
  • Wholefood soybeans are rich in ‘prebiotic carbohydrates’, which feed and grow good probiotics in the human digestive system (while not feeding or growing bad bacteria in our microbiome)
  • Wholefood soybeans contain a massive array of protective phyto-nutritional health benefits such as antioxidants, vitamins and minerals
  • Wholefood soybeans contain good levels of B vitamins such as thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, pyridoxine, folate and vitamin B12
  • Wholefood soybeans contain good levels of minerals such as manganese, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, zinc
  • Wholefood soybeans can be certified organic
  • Wholefood soybeans are ethical; good for farmers, good for humans, good for the food chain. Good for everyone
  • Wholefood soybean farming is phenomenally good for the environment

Why do we recommend WSB?

The WSB quality stamp lets you know that it is:
• 100% pure and ethically made
• Supporting all families/communities/workers/farmers involved in its production - from growing the bean to a delicious meal on your plate!
• Free of any ingredients or chemicals that are detrimental to the health and wellbeing of you and your loved ones.

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