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Whole Harvest Soybean Cooking Oil Products

Whole Harvest of North Carolina makes several soybean oil products for cooking. These are great alternatives to trans fat laden cooking products. Soybean oil is versatile and can be used for sautéing, frying, baking and to coat pans to prevent sticking. recently sampled some of Whole Harvest's offerings and had the following reviews:

Whole Harvest Smart Coat Pan Coating

This spray-on pan coating is much like other non-stick pan sprays available on the market. It is made from 100% expeller pressed, physically refined soybean oil and soy lecithin. In one serving (defined as a spray lasting a quarter of a second) there are no calories (and also no nutrients).  

Our first use was for coating a griddle to make pancakes. Since pancakes would not mask a strong  flavor or odor, we thought they would be a better test case than meat or vegetables. The spray was not only effective for preventing sticking, it was completely flavorless. Great! Next we tried it for sautéing some vegetables. Again, it prevented sticking without adding calories from fat!  We still want to try it as a baking spray and we'll report back when we do so… 

Whole Harvest SmartFry

Okay, we admit it… getting a sample of the Whole Harvest frying oil made us want fried chicken. And, what better way to test it out than to fire up the deep fryer and pop in some chicken drummettes for buffalo wings?  

First, we'll give you the specs. SmartFry is made from 100% expeller pressed physically refined soybean oil with the addition of an anti-foaming agent. Its smoke point is 484 degrees F and the flash point is 560 degrees F. Soybean oil is a good source of vitamin E and is free of trans fat. Like other cooking oils, 1 tablespoon has 14g of fat.

So, back to our fried chicken. Delicious. The oil delivered excellent results with mild, undetectable flavor. Yes, we tested the chicken before we added the hot wings sauce while our taste buds were still functioning. We give SmartFry two chicken legs up.  

Whole Harvest Culinary Oil

Whole Harvest also makes a culinary soybean oil. We'll be bringing you a review of it as soon as we finish up the leftover buffalo wings.


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