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9 Steps To Start Soya Milk Business In Nigeria

Many Nigerians eat soya milk and it is a popular snacks among children in Nigeria. Learn the Steps To Start Soya Milk Business In Nigeria.

Soya milk contains mineral salts, vitamins, 30% carbohydrates and 36% of protein.  Soya milk reduces malnutrition from the deficiency of protein and is cheaper with high protein when compared to eggs, poultry and meat. There are many health benefits of soya beans. This article tells you how you can start soya milk business in Nigeria.

Soya milk is popular in states like Borno, Kwara, Bauchi, Sokoto, Abuja, Nasarrawa, Kebbi, Jigawa, Kaduna, Plateau, Taraba.

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Steps To Start Soya Milk Business In Nigeria
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The Nutritional Content Of Soya Milk

Soya milk is far better than cow milk and contains nutrients like vitamin D, vitamin B12, vitamin A, potassium, sugars, fibre, calcium, sodium, saturated fat, calories, protein and carbohydrates.

A cup of soya milk contains 7 grams of protein, 4 grams of carbohydrates and 4 grams of fat. This soya milk have different levels of vitamin D, vitamin B and vitamin A.

Soya milk is made by grinding and boiling the soya beans after particulates are filtered. It consists of a stable emulsion of protein, water and oil. Soya milk has 34 as its glycemic index.

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Procedures To Start Soya Milk Business In Nigeria

1. Get your business plan

You first get a business plan which tells you what you need to start the business. The machines, capital, packaging materials and so on should be part of the business plan.

This will help you start since you already have an idea of what you need. Your business plan should be able to tell you the quantity of soya milk to produce each day.

2. Your location

The location for this business should be accessible. You can start making this soya milk at home or get a warehouse suitable for large scale production. It is better to choose locations near schools, offices and business premises.

3. Get the equipments

You need grinding machine for grinding the soya beans or blender, sieving equipment and containers. Many people prefer drinking soya milk when it is cold, so you have to get a refrigerator. Get high quality soya beans according to the quantity you quoted in your business plan.

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Health Benefits Of Soya Milk:

1. Promotion of the lipid profile of blood

Soya milk can promote the lipid profile of blood. It is better than dairy milk which contains much cholesterol and saturated fat.

However soya milk do not have much cholesterol. The fatty acids inside soya milk can cut down the level of cholesterol in the blood. Drinking soya milk is a medical recommendation for people with much cholesterol in their blood system.

 2. Protection of blood vessels

Soya milk protects the blood vessels from hemorrhage and lesions. The compounds from soya milk protect the lining cells from radical disorders.

Soya milk contains binding nutrients that promotes the flexibility and fluidity of the vessels of the blood making them resistant to changes in the blood pressure.

3. Soya milk reduce weight

Drinking soya milk helps to cut down weight. There is a smaller sugar content in soya milk than in dairy milk. Dairy milk contains sugar equivalent to 12 grams for each cup while soya milk contains 7 grams.

The unsaturated compounds containing fatty acids can reduce the absorption of fat by the intestines. This reduces weight.

4. Good for the prostate of men

Soya milk can cut down testosterone in men and this can reduce the cancer of the prostate.

5. Reduces syndromes of menopause

Women have their estrogen reduced when they reach menopause and this can cause health issues. Soya milk can help such women.

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The making of soya milk

Before you start making soya milk get the ingredients like vanilla flavour, sugar, dry soya beans and water.

  1. Get a quantity of soya beans and rinse it. Then boil it between 45 minutes and 1 hour.
  2. Bring out the soya milk from the heat and then soak it inside cold water for between 6 and 8 hours.
  3. Wash the soya beans properly and then take away the shaft. You now rinse it water and then put it inside a bowl that is clean.
  4. Grind the soya beans using a grinding machine if they are much in quantity or a blender if their quantity is lesser.
  5. Use a sieving material and remove the shaft inside the soya beans.
  6. Boil the soya milk liquid for between 1 and 2 hours. Monitor the soya milk and ensure it doesn’t foam off.
  7. Remove the liquid from the fire and let it cool. Add vanilla flavour and sugar.
  8. Pour the liquid inside bottles or containers and then freeze it using a freezer. You can use ice block for chilling.
  9. Your soya milk is now ready for consumption. Use cup or straw to drink it and then dispose it after using it.

Packaging Your Soya Milk

Make sure that your bottles or cans are attractive and clean. You may brand your bottles and make it unique.

Marketing your soya milk

You can market your soya milk in schools, markets, bus stops, workplaces and in congested places like stadiums. Ensure that the products are of high quality. Make it consistent and relate well with customers.

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Soya milk business is one of the lucrative businesses you can do in Nigeria. It is very rich in protein and very suitable for human consumption. This article guides you on how you can start this business in Nigeria.

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