Soybean Oil for the Food Industry

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U.S.-GROWN, HEART HEALTHY & ALLERGEN FRIENDLY

The food industry benefits from the many positive traits of soybean oil, including its functionality and nutritional benefits, and sustainable sourcing and supply chain. Soybeans are the second largest crop grown on U.S. soil, and soybean oil is the most widely used edible oil in the United States. Soybean oil offers a neutral flavor profile, favorable fat profile and versatility, making it ideal for use in a variety of applications for the foodservice and food manufacturing industries.

TARGET FOOD USES:

Shortening

Margarine and Shortenings

Dressings

Dressings

Muffins

Baked Goods

Sauces

Sauces

Dairy Substitutes

Dairy Products and Substitutes


Soybean oil is low in saturated fat, contains no trans fat and is high in poly- and monounsaturated fats. It's also an excellent source of alpha-linoleic acid omega-3s and is the primary commercial source of vitamin E in the U.S. diet. In addition, clinical studies have found that highly refined soybean oil does not cause allergic reactions in soy-allergic individuals.

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In 2017, the Food and Drug Administration authorized the use of a qualified health claim confirming soybean oil’s ability to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Food manufacturers can now label qualifying soybean oil containing products as “heart healthy”. Learn more about soybean oil’s heart-health claim here.

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