Using soy waste to fight fat

Adding fermented okara, seen here in powdered form in the test tube, to food could help improve fight diet-induced obesity. — NTU

A team of scientists from Singapore and Japan have found that fermented soybean waste, or okara, could improve fat metabolism and mitigate the effects of diet-induced obesity.

Study co-lead author and Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, senior lecturer Dr Ken Lee said: “Using a process akin to what is used to produce miso and soy sauce, we fermented okara and fed it to mice on a high-fat diet.

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