Soya bean (Glycine max) is a species of legume native to East Asia, widely grown for its edible bean. The plant is classed as an oilseed rather than a pulse. Soya bean has numerous uses, including as a source of protein for animal feeds and ready meals. It is processed into vegetable oil, soya milk, flour, and infant formula. Soya is the primary ingredient in many dairy product substitutes, for example soya yogurt, soya cheese, and meat substitutes; for example, veggie burgers.