Latest Free Online Books
- History of Soybeans and Soyfoods in China and Taiwan, and in Chinese Cookbooks, Restaurants, and Chinese Work with Soyfoods Outside of China (1024 BCE to 2014)
Date added: June 17th, 2014
- Biography of Yamei Kin M.D. (1864-1934), also known as Jin Yunmei, the First Chinese Woman to Take a Medical Degree in the United States (1864-2014)
Date added: May 8th, 2014
In October 1972 Willam Shurtleff and Akiko Aoyagi began full-time research on soyfoods in Japan while writing The Book of Tofu. In August 1976 they founded SOYINFO CENTER (named Soyfoods Center until 31 Dec. 2006) in California.
To be the world's leading source of information on soy, especially soyfoods, new industrial uses, and history, in electronic database, online and printed book formats. To provide the information needed to transform soybeans into food products. To publish a history on every major subject related to soybeans and soyfoods.
Our books have sold more than 830,000 copies. These include three popular books (The Book of Tofu, The Book of Miso, The Book of Tempeh), three production manuals (Tofu & Soymilk Production, etc.), 40 comprehensive bibliographies, plus market studies, histories and books of color graphics.
Building an Industry
Our three production manuals have played a key role in starting more than 450 soyfoods businesses in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Africa .
Contains more than 93,000 records from 1100 B.C. to the present, including more than 74,500 published documents, 15,600 commercial soy products, 5,900 original interviews and overviews, and 6,400 unpub-lished archival documents.
More than 78,500 documents, almost all of which have a record in the SoyaScan database. Graphics Collection: More than 4,000 labels, ads, sell sheets, and other graphics, mostly color originals, arranged by subjects. All our graphics on some subjects have been published as color books and deposited in the USDA National Agricultural Library.
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