can bearded dragons eat soybeans

Can Bearded Dragons Eat Soybeans?

Soybeans are also known as soya bean and they are species of legume that are native to East Asia. They are grown widely for their edible bean which has many uses.

They are used particularly in vegetarian cuisine in various foods and drinks.

It is classed as an oilseed rather than a pulse by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.


So can bearded dragons eat soybeans?

Lets take a look at their nutritional data and find out more.

In particular, their acidic, calcium, phosphorus, water, protein, fat, sugar, and fibre content is of most interest when it comes to bearded dragons.

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,866 kJ (446 kcal)
30.16 g
Sugars 7.33 g
Dietary fiber 9.3 g
19.94 g
Saturated 2.884 g
Monounsaturated 4.404 g
Polyunsaturated 11.255 g
36.49 g
Tryptophan 0.591 g
Threonine 1.766 g
Isoleucine 1.971 g
Leucine 3.309 g
Lysine 2.706 g
Methionine 0.547 g
Cystine 0.655 g
Phenylalanine 2.122 g
Tyrosine 1.539 g
Valine 2.029 g
Arginine 3.153 g
Histidine 1.097 g
Alanine 1.915 g
Aspartic acid 5.112 g
Glutamic acid 7.874 g
Glycine 1.880 g
Proline 2.379 g
Serine 2.357 g
Vitamin A equiv. (0%) 1 μg
Thiamine (B1) (76%) 0.874 mg
Riboflavin (B2) (73%) 0.87 mg
Niacin (B3) (11%) 1.623 mg
Pantothenic acid (B5)
(16%) 0.793 mg
Vitamin B6 (29%) 0.377 mg
Folate (B9) (94%) 375 μg
Vitamin B12 (0%) 0 μg
Choline (24%) 115.9 mg
Vitamin C (7%) 6.0 mg
Vitamin E (6%) 0.85 mg
Vitamin K (45%) 47 μg
Calcium (28%) 277 mg
Iron (121%) 15.7 mg
Magnesium (79%) 280 mg
Manganese (120%) 2.517 mg
Phosphorus (101%) 704 mg
Potassium (38%) 1797 mg
Sodium (0%) 2 mg
Zinc (51%) 4.89 mg
Other constituents
Water 8.54 g

source wikipedia

As you can see it is very acidic and its calcium:phosphorus ratio is very disproportionate. This means that they can not eat Soybeans whatsoever. It is very toxic for them and will harm them if eaten.

So any foods that contain soybeans cannot be eaten either such as Tofu, Soya meat, soyabean meal or roasted soybeans.


Image “Soybeanvarieties” by Scott Bauer – USDA Image Number K5267-7. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons