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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:

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

77% | of health conscious consumers view soybean oil as healthy 2014 Consumer Attitudes about Nutrition study, United Soybean Board

What is Soybean Oil?

An all-natural oil extracted from whole soybeans, soybean oil accounts for about 58% 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
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.

Vitamin E
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
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 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:
Makes:
2 tbsp
4 cups
16 servings
(about 1/4 cup each)
Soybean oil
Edamame,
in-shell, thawed
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.

 

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