Soybeans are primarily used for the manufacturing of soybean oil and soybean meal. The soybean is economically the most important bean in the world, providing vegetable protein for millions of people and ingredients for hundreds of chemical products. Soybeans are known as the most proteinaceous vegetable, this attribute makes it the perfect ingredient for high quality animal feed products.
Sunflower seed is mainly used for the production of sunflower oil and oilcake. For commercial purposes, sunflower seeds are usually classified by the pattern on their husks. If the husk is solid black, the seeds are called black oil sunflower seeds and these seeds are usually pressed to extract their oil. The fat content of ripe sunflower seeds fluctuates between 30 and 45 % which will determine the quantity of oil that can be extracted from the seed and the quantity of the oil-cake as by-product.