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Soy Allergy

A soy allergy is an allergic reaction to soybeans. Products that contain this legume – including some inks, soaps and cosmetics – can also cause reactions. Because soy is present in so many foods, those who are allergic to it must be very careful to become familiar with soy-based products and ingredients.

Alternative names include:
  • edamame
  • miso
  • natto
  • okara
  • shoyo
  • soya
  • tempeh
  • TVP (texturized vegetable protein)
  • TSP (texturized soy protein)
  • tofu
  • vegetable protein
  • yuba

Soy protein found in: Anything that has the word “soy” in the product name or ingredient list, hydrolyzed vegetable protein (HVP), lecithin, monosodium glutamate (MSG), mono and di-glycerides.

Hidden Sources: Many infant formulas, , Vitamin E supplements, vegetable oil, chewing gum, guar gum, marinades, Worcestershire sauce, teriyaki, soy sauces, soup bouillons, meat alternatives, margarine, pasta sauce, salad dressing, mayo, canned tuna, dry lemonade and hot chocolate mixes, some chocolate, baked goods (including bread), breaded foods, crackers, prepackaged cereals, some canned and frozen fruit and juices, frozen desserts, natural flavors, seasonings and spice blends, dietary supplements and more.

Not sure? When in doubt – do without!

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