• High Oleic/ low linolenic soybean: Soybean with high oleic acid and low linolenic acid are sought by the vegetable oil industries because the oil extracted from them is oxidatively stable compared to the oil from conventional soybean and need not be partially hydrogenated. Partial hydrogenation is not only a cost-ineffective process but leads to the formation of trans fats. At the Directorate, soybean genotypes NRC106 (INGR10052) and IC210 (INGR10053) with approximately 40% oleic acid content have been developed. Regular soybean seeds contain 23% oleic acids. Similarly, VLS59 (INGR06015) soybean genotype with low linolenic acid (4%) was identified at the Directorate.
  • Soybean genotypes with high oil content: With increasing demand of soybeans with high oil content from the industry, 4 genotypes with more than 23% have been developed at the Centre. NRC7 with 22% oil content is already a popular soybean variety.
  • Identification of genotypes with comparatively high /low isoflavones genotypes:
    HPLC analyses have shown ‘ADT’1 and ‘Hardee’ with high isoflavones while NRC7 and Samrat with low isoflavones content among the varieties released.
  • Low raffinosaccharides:
    HPLC analyses of all the released varieties and the soybean gerplasm screened to date showed SL525 with comparatively low in raffinose and stachyose content.
  • Identification of varieties tofu/soy milk:
    Screening of all the Indian soybean varieties for soy milk and tofu making at Directorate of Soybean varieties showed varieties VLS21, Ahilya2, Pusa16, JS335, RKS18 and MAUS47 for the soy milk, while varieties MAUS71,Shilajeet, MAUS81, MACS13, JS335, JS93-05, MACS57, Co soya3 are best suited for tofu making.