Soy beans--also called soy nuts--are good for you. They have half the fat and double the protein compared to peanuts. Soy beans are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are thought to be essential to good heart health. While some people may not prefer the taste of soy beans, they can be roasted and flavor can be added to make a more tasty, crunchy and healthy snack.
Rinse dry whole soy beans clean in a colander. Soak them in clean water for about eight hours. The beans will become twice as large. Choose a large bowl and enough water to accommodate this.
Rinse again and shake out all the excess water.
Preheat your oven 350 degrees. Lay the soy beans in a single layer on a baking sheet.
Stir the beans every five minutes. It should take about 25 to 30 minutes for the soy beans to become crunchy, but not burnt.
Flavor, if desired. In a clean storage bag, add the soybeans and flavor, such as dry ranch dressing, Cajun seasoning or salt. Shake and then add a little bit of oil and shake again.