Formulation & Foodservice

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Sourcing U.S.-grown ingredients, like soybeans and soybean oils, is becoming increasingly important for food companies, as consumers are asking for sustainable, locally sourced ingredients. Grown across 44 states, soybeans are sustainably produced, widely available and a cost-effective ingredient solution for food companies.

The widespread soybean growing regions in the U.S. ensure a steady supply, despite inclement weather. By leveraging U.S.-grown soybeans’ shorter supply chain, the food industry reduces its carbon footprint and transportation costs.

  • 4X more growing acreage for U.S. soybeans compared to other oilseed crops ensures stable production volume from year to year, regardless of weather.
  • 83 million acres of U.S. soybeans means soybean oil is always readily available to meet your ingredient needs.

Hear from leading U.S. food companies on their sustainability practices and why they source U.S.-grown ingredients, like soybeans and soybean oil.

For additional sourcing information, visit the U.S. Soybean Export Council website.




U.S.-grown, heart-healthy soybean oil, U.S.-grown high oleic soybean oil and blended or interesterified soybean shortening are versatile and sustainable solutions for a variety of food applications.


Heart-Healthy Soybean Oil

Food manufacturers have long regarded soybean oil for its clean, neutral taste and nearly imperceptible odor, which helps support and enhance the natural flavors of prepared foods.

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U.S.-Grown High Oleic Soybean Oil

High oleic soybeans, a newer soybean variety, are sustainably produced and 100 percent U.S.-grown. They produce an oil with an improved fat profile, including 0g trans fat per serving, lower saturated fat and three times the amount of beneficial monounsaturated fatty acids.

Functional benefits of high oleic soybean oil include extended shelf life, longer fry life and a neutral flavor profile. Its superior performance in a variety of functional and sensory tests have proved that high oleic soybean oil is the food industry’s high-stability oil solution.

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Interesterified Soybean Shortening

Interesterification achieves solid and semi-solid shortenings, which are useful in a wide range of applications including icings, cookies, cakes, donuts and more.

U.S.-grown high oleic soybean shortening contributes 0 grams of trans fat per serving and is a proven drop-in ingredient solution, outperforming most other high-stability oils.

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Soybean Oil Blends

Blending fully hydrogenated soybean oil (a trans-fat-free hard stock) with non-hydrogenated soybean oil creates a product that contributes 0 grams trans fat per serving and is lower in saturated fat compared to conventional and other high-stability oils.

Contact your oil supplier for U.S.-grown high oleic soybean oil or shortening, now approved for global use.


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