Soybean is a nutritious and versatile legume that is used to make a variety of products such as tofu, milk, and soy sauce. Soybeans range in size from as small as a pea to as large as a cherry. Soybean pods are covered with a fine fuzz and range in color from tan to black while the beans themselves, can come in a variety of colors from red, yellow or black. Presoaked soybeans can be added to stews, soups, casseroles. They can also be sprouted and used in salads. Their flavor is bland but they are high in protein and low in carbohydrates. Soybean byproducts are used in making margarine, as emulsifiers in many processed foods, and in non-food items such as soaps and plastics. Fresh soybeans are generally not available except in Asian markets or specialty produce markets. Dried soybeans and a variety of soybean products are available in supermarkets and health-food stores.