Many East Asian cultures have eaten soyfoods for centuries and it’s been suggested these may in fact have a role to play in the traditional good health these populations enjoy. This has led to soy’s popularity spreading across the globe. At the same time there’s growing interest in plant based diets due to the benefits they bring to both our health and the health of the planet. As such, many national and international organisations are recommending shifting to a more plant based diet, with more plant-based foods and less animal foods, as a way forward to tackle the growing health and environmental challenges now being faced. Due to soy’s excellent nutritional profile, whole soyfoods are considered a very valuable part of a healthy, plant based diet.