The soybean is one of the oldest cultivated crops. Since its original area of distribution lies in the northeast of the Chinese mainland, information and seed reached the western world only sparingly and only very late.
In Austria, soya had already been cultivated before the first World War, but after the war it disappeared and was forgotten. About 20 years ago, however, cultivation of soybeans was reintroduced in Austria and increased again, partly because of our company's initiative.
Within the food industry, soya is so universally applicable that it is generally found in most food varieties as full fat soy products (flour, crushed, flakes) as soya oil or soya lecithin.