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Soy

April 2017

Foods and ingredients to avoid if you are allergic to soy:

Bean curd
Black bean sauce
Edamame
Hydrolysed plant protein
Hydrolysed soy protein
Hydrolysed vegetable protein
Kinako
Miso
Natto
Okara
Soja
Soy or soya
Soy bean or soya bean
Soy bean oil or soya oil
Soy bean paste
Soy bean sprouts
Soy cheeses
Soy or soya flavouring
Soy flour
Soy ice cream
Soy milk
Soy or soya protein isolate
Soy sauce
Soy yoghurt
Tamari
Tempeh
Teriyaki
Textured vegetable protein
Tofu​


Check labels on the following foods to see if they
contain soy and if they do, avoid them:

Bakery goods
Bread
Breadcrumbs
Cereals
Chocolate nut spread
Chocolates and sweets
Crumbed meats and fish
Dairy whitener
Flavouring (natural/artificial)
Hoisin sauce
Margarine
Mayonnaise type dressings
Meat substitutes
Mock cream
Soup mixes
Stock cubes
Taco shells
Vegetable stock or broth
Vegetable extract
Vegetable gum
Vegetable starch
Vegetarian foods

Research studies indicate that most individuals who are allergic to soy can safely eat fully refined soy bean oil (not cold-pressed) and soy lecithin. Soy lecithin (322) is a common food additive used for its emulsifying properties. Cold-pressed soy bean oil has a protein profile similar to soybean flour, but is not typically used as an ingredient in further processed foods.

This is not a complete or comprehensive list of ingredients to avoid but is intended to be helpful information for people living with soy allergy. It is NOT meant to replace medical advice given by your doctor.​

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