Soy research and expert insights
SOYBEAN OIL FOR DIETITIANS
SOYBEAN OIL| It’s Soy Simple!
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:
What is Soybean Oil?
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 in one crowd-pleasing, global dish.
Wok Charred Edamame 3 Ways
|Prep time:||5 minutes||Instructions:|
(about 1/4 cup each)
|Heat soybean oil over high heat in a wok or skillet. Add edamame; sauté for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly, until pods begin to lightly char. Remove and season as desired.|
Soy Ginger Edamame
2 tbsp Dukkah spice blend