Soy bean
Tsurumame is said to be the original seed of the soy beans. At one time before the rice became the staple food, people used to live on soy beans. In 1873, at the Vienna Expo, soy beans were exhibited from Japan and China. It was spoken highly by saying that the soy bean was a meat that grows on the field. At the present time, 96% of the soy beans are all imports.⋅ But in the past , Commodre Perry brought back some soy beans from Japan, and called it⋅ Japan bean.
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