Black soybean (Glycine soja) is one type of crop legumes. Black soybean is native tropical Asia and Southeast Asia, which widely used as food ingredients. In Indonesia, black soybean is widely used as raw soy sauce.
Black soybeans have a protein content varies between 37-41 percent, and 11-21 percent fat content. Mino acids glutamate in the black soybean slightly higher than yellow soybeans, because it the taste more savory black beans than yellow soybeans.
According to some studies, black beans can reduce the symptoms of menopause in women. Because soy has nearly similar structure to the estrogen hormone in woman. One of the estrogen-like compounds found in plants are isoflavones.