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Soybean Oil

Soybean oil may seem like a new type of cooking oil to many people, but in fact it is one of the most commonly used in both commercial and home cooking, frying and baking. Many people do not even realize they have been using and consuming cooking oil because it is often labeled simply as "vegetable oil" on ingredient lists.  

So, should you use soybean oil for your cooking? First, make sure to use soybean oil in its liquid form. If soybean oil is hydrogenated and turned to a solid, it contains unhealthy trans fats. However, in its liquid form, the oil is trans fat free.

So, is soybean oil saturated, monounsaturated or polyunsaturated? Well, it is a little bit of each of those types of fat? The saturated fat is the smallest of these components and polyunsaturated fat makes up the majority of soybean cooking oil. 

As opposed to some other oil sources that are difficult to grow or can only be cultivated in rare climates such as rice for rice bran oil and olives for olive oil, soybeans can be grown en masse in large areas of the U.S. This makes soybean oil a cost-effective and readily renewable cooking oil source.

Read reviews of several soybean oil cooking products by Whole Harvest.



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