Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

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There is a need to find a high protein food that is inexpensive and yet contains all the essential amino acids. So far there has been small scale attempts made by a handful of companies to utilize some type of high protein product. Soybean seemed to be a likely possibility to fulfill these qualifications. The primary objective for doing this research problem is to attempt to answer whether soybean protein fits the qualifications necessary to alleviate the world food problem by proving to be an acceptable and inexpensive, yet highly nutritive food for those now suffering or those who will suffer in the future from malnutrition. Since this was such a relatively new field where very few literary reviews have been done, it was felt that the research done so far should be fully investigated as far as the possibilities of this work in finding a solution· to the growing world food problem.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Protein -- Analysis

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South Dakota State University