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Are field-grown soybeans edible?

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They are edible if they have not been treated with herbicides and are usually smaller in size than the varieties recommended for home gardens. Do not use soybeans sold in a seed store that have been treated with pesticides or fungicides.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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