Soybean is a legume cultivated all over the world, but native to East Asia. Used for food purposes, soybean lends itself well for both human and animal nutrition and is also used as a natural fertilizer. The use of soybeans as a feed for livestock is frequent in non-Asian countries, where this legume remains less common in the population's nutrition. In recent decades, soybeans have assumed great importance for animal nutrition: the use of soybean in animal nutrition is constantly increasing, thanks to its high nutritional value, mainly due to the amino acids that constitute the proteins (whose concentration reaches values between 40 and 50%).
In order to make the soybean storable and prepare it for subsequent processing, it is essential to proceed with its drying. Then, the soybean can be roasted in order to deprive the legume of the anti-nutritional and harmful components. The use of raw seed, with rare exceptions, is not recommended for the presence of anti-nutritional factors (antitrypsin), which make it non-digestible and therefore not assimilable by animals.
For ruminants it has been shown that a toasted soy-based diet leads to a higher assimilation of proteins, making the use of protein supplements unnecessary. Using the toasted soybean, it is also possible to b>reduce the lipid content, with benefits for the reduction of cholesterol. It has also been shown that the introduction of toasted soybeans in animal feed leads to better meat quality.
Mecmar offers various models of soybean roaster for sale, but also mobile dryers and tower dryers for a safe and homogeneous treatment of soybean. Mecmar solutions, designed with higher quality components than the competition, can be customized according to needs and ensure unbeatable yields.