Soy Grown in the USA

Soybean Oil: Grown in the USA

Did you know?

Most vegetable oil is 100 percent soybean oil made from U.S.-grown soybeans.

Learn more in Soy Connection’s Grown in the USA video:

Soybean oil is a pantry staple in homes across the country, but many people may not realize it. Often labeled as vegetable oil, most soybean oil is made with U.S.-grown soybeans. There are more than 550,000 soybean farmers in the United States that help put soybean oil on grocery store shelves.

Meet U.S. Soybean Farmers

Watch the video below to discover just one of these farmers’ stories. There are more than 550,000 soybean farmers in the U.S.—each with a unique story. They’re proud of their farms and proud to provide the soyfoods that end up on your table. Watch the video below to discover just one of these farmers’ stories.

Soy & Sustainability

Ninety-seven percent of U.S. farms are family owned. As stewards of the land, most soybean farmers make it their mission to leave the land better than they found it for future generations. Soybeans are an inherently sustainable crop, offering environmental and agronomic benefits. U.S.-grown soybeans result in a shorter supply chain for the food industry, as well as reduced transportation costs and a lower carbon footprint.

Soybean Oil in the Kitchen

Soybean oil is one of the most versatile ingredients for cooking and baking. It offers a nutrition profile low in bad fats and high in good fats. The oil has a neutral flavor that helps create a family’s favorite meals without compromising taste.

Soybean oil & the good fats

Unsaturated Fats

Unsaturated fats are found in soybean oil, and when they replace saturated fats, it lowers (both total and) "bad" LDL cholesterol levels. A serving of soybean oil contains 3 grams of monounsaturated fat and 8 grams of polyunsaturated fats.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Soybean oil is one of the few non-fish sources of omega-3s in the U.S. diet. These fatty acids positively affect overall cardiovascular health, including reducing blood pressure and risk of heart disease.

Vitamin E

Soybean oil is a primary source of vitamin E, which prevents cell damage that could lead to diseases such as cancer and heart disease.

Soybean oil & the bad fats

Saturated Fats

Saturated fats tend to raise LDL cholesterol, and therefore increase the risk of heart disease, certain cancers and strokes. Soybean oil contains 2 grams of saturated fat per serving.

Trans Fats

Produced during the partial hydrogenation process to make a more stable, solid fat for food products, trans fats elevate "bad" LDL cholesterol and lead to increased risk of heart disease.

Liquid soybean oil contains zero grams of trans fats per serving.

  • Question #1:
    I’ve heard most farms in the U.S. are owned by big corporations, is this true?
    Answer:
    Nearly 97% of all farms are owned by families. My own farm is a large corporate farm in the sense that it is owned by my large family – my 10 brothers and sisters, a niece and nephew, and me. We are incorporated for income tax purposes. I farm the land with my brother Mike, my sons Seth and Jesse, and few other employees.
    —Annie Dee | Dee River Ranch, Inc. | Aliceville, AL
  • Question #2:
    Soybeans seem to be a popular crop grown in the U.S. What do farmers do with all of those soybeans once they are harvested?
    Answer:
    The soybeans harvested from my farm are crushed for animal or fish feed or exported. The oil is sold as vegetable oil.
    —Annie Dee | Dee River Ranch, Inc. | Aliceville, AL
  • Question #3:
    As a farmer, what does “sustainability” mean to you?
    Answer:
    Sustainability means farming in a manner that sustains plants, animals, and humans while protecting the environment. There must be a way to make a profit at the same time to stay in business.
    —Annie Dee | Dee River Ranch, Inc. | Aliceville, AL
  • Question #4:
    What are some examples of agricultural practices that help you protect the environment on your farm?
    Answer:
    Dee River Ranch practices the use of no-till along with cover crops to build the soil health and protect the environment. These practices reduce erosion, improve water holding capacity in the soil and reduce water runoff, minimizing soil and fertilizer runoff.
    —Annie Dee | Dee River Ranch, Inc. | Aliceville, AL