2.4.34. NON- FERMENTED SOYBEAN PRODUCTS
1. Non – fermented soybean products are the products, the main ingredients of which are the soybean and/or soy derivative(s) (e.g. soybean flour, soybean concentrates, soybean isolates or defatted soya) and water and are produced without fermentation process. It shall have the characteristic flavour, color and texture of the product. There should not be any visible foreign matters in the product. Non – fermented soybean products shall be of the following types:
(1). Soybean Beverages and Related Products
(a) Plain soybean beverage means the milky liquid, prepared from soybeans by eluting protein and other components in hot/cold water or other physical means, without adding optional ingredients. Fibres can be removed from the products.
(b) Composite/ Mixed/ flavoured soybean beverages means the milky liquid, prepared by adding optional ingredients to plain soybean beverages. It includes products such as sweetened soybean beverages, spiced soybean beverages, salted soybean beverages.
(c) Soybean - based beverages means the milky liquid products prepared by adding optional ingredients to soybean beverages, with lower protein content than composite/flavoured soybean beverages.
(2). Soybean Curd and Related Products
(a) Semisolid soybean curd means the semisolid product in which soybean protein is coagulated by adding coagulant into the soybean liquid. It may be coagulated using magnesium chloride (nigari), calcium sulfate, calcium chloride, citric acid, acetic acid, magnesium sulfate and glucono -δ- lactone.
(b) Soybean curd means the solid product with higher water content, and is made from soybean liquid and coagulated by adding coagulant. It may be coagulated using magnesium chloride (nigari), calcium sulfate, calcium chloride, citric acid, acetic acid, magnesium sulfate and glucono -δ- lactone.
(3). Compressed Soybean Curd means partially dehydrated soybean curd, of which the water content is much lower than Soybean curd and has a chewy texture.
(4). Dehydrated Soybean Curd Film means the dehydrated soybean curd film obtained from the uncovered still surface of soybean liquid preparation, with or without folding up, which will be dehydrated. It may be dipped in salt solution prior to dehydration.