The chocho is a legume with a very high protein content, calcium, fiber, iron, omega 3 and 6. Nutritionally, it’s 50% protein and 20% fat. The fats are healthy fats, including omega-3 fatty acids. The protein is in an incredibly digestible form. The research has shown that the protein is higher quality than soy beans.
This is good news because soy beans, while high in protein, have other problems like phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens act like the hormone estrogen in the human body, and can cause all kinds of hormonal problems.