Kinako powder a type of soy flour made by roasting the ground skin of soybeans, which is one reason way it is also called roasted soy powder flour. Traditionally it is most commonly found used in making Wagashi Japanese confectionary sweets. Due to its relatively high nutritional value, a diet incorporating kinako is said to come along with many health benefits.
In recent years, focus has been turned on kinako in the field of dieting and health due to nutrition found in kinako.
Kinako contains all the vitamins and minerals found in soy including soy isoflavone, soy saponin, and soy lecithin. In particular, soy isoflavone works similarly to how the female hormone works, which allows hormone, balance restoration possible through consumption. In addition, it has been said to help prevent lifestyle diseases and obesity.
Soy saponin is said to help reduce triglyceride levels in the blood while inhibiting the absorption of fat. Soy lecithin is said to help promote a healthy fat burning metabolism.
A kinako diet exists in which you drink a cup of kinako soy flour mixed with soy milk daily to supplement diet with nutrients found in soy.
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Additional Facts for Kinako
Nutrition facts for Kinako (1tbsp 7g)
Nutrition info displayed such as percent meal value and PFC balance scales are based on a 1800 calorie diet for women between ages 18 and 29 years old weighing around 112 pounds and daily nutritional requirements.
【Calories and Macronutrient Composition】
（Percent Meal Value）
2.49g (9.96 Cal)
1.64g (14.76 Cal)
2.17g (8.68 Cal)
The calories in Kinako per 7g(1tbsp) is 31 calories. Kinako is calculated to be 437Cal per 100 grams making 80Cal equivalent to 18.31g with 2.49g of mostly protein、2.17g of carbohydrates、1.64g of fat in 7g while being rich in vitamins and minerals such as Copper and Folate.