Soybean, which is traditionally grown as a food crop in some parts of the State, is another oilseed crop of great promise. With about 20 per cent oil, the crop can be raised with profit both in monoculture as well as in mixture with other crops like maize, ragi and other millets. Besides its use as a source of oil, soybean is used for preparing milk, curd, cheese and many other useful foodstuffs. The soybean cake is very rich source of protein and is very useful as feed for mulch cattle. In HP, soybean is cultivated on 500 hectares with a production of 200 tonnes 1997-98.