I. M. Healthy SoyNut Butter is made from soybeans which, like peanuts are oil seeds. The soybeans are lightly roasted, similarly to peanuts for peanut butter, and then ground finely to produce I.M. Healthy SoyNut Butter. The roasting process changes the flavor of the oil in the seed and develops the characteristic taste like that associated with peanut butter. That means I.M. Healthy contains the whole soybean and it is this type of whole soyfood, consistently identified in studies, that delivers the health benefits of soy. Soyfoods can be an integral component of a healthy diet that appears to offer protection against the development of chronic disease.