Amounts of Phytoestrogens in Some Common Soy Products1


 

Phytoestrogen content calculated from results of several analyses.a

Food No.
of foods
analyzed
Daidzein,
g/g
Wet Wt
Genistein,
g/g
Wet Wt
Coumestrol,
g/g
Wet Wt
Tofu 15 76 166 ND
Soy Sauce 3 8 5 ND
Soy Milk 10 18 26 ND
Soy-based specialty formula 3 <1 3 ND
Alfalfa sprouts 1 ND ND 47
Mung bean sprouts 1 ND ND ND
Soybean sprouts 3 138 230 7
Soybean, green 1 546 729 NA
Tempeh 3 190 320 NA
Soybean paste 6 159 171 ND
Miso paste 2 266 376 NA
Miso paste (rice
or barley)
3 79 260 NA
Soy hot dog,
tempeh burger
2 49 139 NA

(a) If 2 or more types or brands of a similar food was analyzed, the median of those results is reported.
ND=not done, NA=not applicable

(1)Source: Reinli K, Block G. Phytoestrogen content of foods-- a compendium of literature values. Nutrition and Cancer 1996;26(2):123-148.

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Prepared Summer 1997 by Bernadene Magnuson, Ph.D.
University of Idaho, Dept. of Food Science and Toxicology - EXTOXNET FAQ Team.