Commodity: Soybeans

How much do you know about soybeans? You may be surprised to learn how many different ways they can be used. Minnesota is a major producer of soybeans. As a plant, they are part of many different food products. But they also help make other, non-edible products as well.


What is it?

  • Answer
  • Wheat! More wheat is planted in the world than any other crop. Wheat kernels are ground into flour that is used to make bread, pasta, cereal, tortillas, cakes, cookies, crackers, and more!



Fun Fact: Minnesota ranks 4th nationally in dry edible bean production. Dry edible beans include pinto, navy, Great Northern, kidney, and black beans.


What's orange and sounds like a parrot?

  • Answer
  • A carrot!