Soy research and expert insights
SOYBEAN OIL FOR DIETITIANS
Great Tasting Foods shouldn't require extensive planning, hours of preparation or trans fats per serving. Instead, make soybean oil an essential part of everyday cooking. It's one of the most versatile ingredients in the kitchen:
Contains virtually no flavor or aroma, allowing the clean, full flavors of other foods to stand out
Flawlessly replaces oils higher in saturated fat in sautés and stir-fries, maintaining the flavor and integrity of other ingredients
Has a high smoke point (465°F), making it an excellent option for frying foods quickly and easily
What is Soybean Oil?
An all-natural oil extracted from whole soybeans, soybean oil accounts for about 65% of vegetable oil used in commercial and consumer cooking. Soybean oil's light, golden appearance and neutral flavor make it an ideal ingredient for many types of cooking.
Most "vegetable oil" is actually soybean oil - just check the ingredients listed on the product label to be sure.
Soybean Oil & The Good 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 fat.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Soybean oil is one of the few non-fish sources of omega-3s, and is the principal source in the U.S. diet. These polyunsaturated fatty acids positively affect overall cardiovascular health, including reducing blood pressure and preventing heart disease.
This fat-soluble antioxidant vitamin prevents cell damage that may lead to diseases such as cancer and heart disease. Soybean oil is the principal commercial source of vitamin E in the U.S. diet.
Soybean Oil &
The Bad 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.
Produced during the 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.
Try soybean oil and protein
with this fresh take on hummus.