Soybean Sourcing

We’ll bring the beans

At Silk®, we’re proud to share information about our soybean sourcing. And why shouldn’t we be? There’s a lot to love!

At Silk®, we’re proud to share information about our soybean sourcing. And why shouldn’t we be? There’s a lot to love!

All North American

When you drink our soymilk, you can rest assured that you’re enjoying the goodness of 100% North American soybeans in every glass. Our beans are sourced across the United States, from sunny Texas to the rich, fertile grounds of Ohio. We also source further north from our Canadian friends in Ontario, where top-quality soybeans thrive.

 

By choosing beans that grow so close to home, we help support farming communities across North America. We also know just where our soybeans are coming from. Knowing exactly who our suppliers are is important to us and something that’s pretty unique in the soymilk world. This relationship gives us the assurance that our beans are grown in an environmentally and socially responsible manner. So we can be proud of our great taste as well how we got there.

NonGMO Project

Non-GMO

It’s shocking that 93% of all soybeans grown in the United States are genetically modified.1 But we think there’s a better way to do things—that’s why all of our soybeans are tested and verified to the Non-GMO Project standard. This means that our beans are tested by a third party to ensure they meet the project’s high standards for non-GMO foods. You can read more about our non-GMO promise here. To us, it’s about keeping food simple and letting nature take its course. It may be extra work to source only non-GMO beans, but we think the peace of mind makes it all worthwhile.

Quality Control

Every delectable drop of Silk soymilk begins with whole-harvested soybeans. Unlike some soymilks made from chemically extracted soy protein, we begin with the whole bean to preserve the goodness that nature intended. You count on every carton of Silk to have the smooth taste you crave—and so do we! To ensure this sort of consistency, we blend soybeans from different regions to achieve the best results. Think about the many factors involved in growing crops—sunlight, weather, climate, soil quality. And don’t forget the things that can’t be anticipated, like droughts or hurricanes that can completely alter a growing season. By growing beans across North America, we’re able to blend them together to get the best, most uniform product possible. Of course, growing great beans is just the beginning. You can learn more about our quality and safety standards here.

 

Have questions? Contact us and let us know what you’re thinking.

1 USDA Acreage Report, 2012