High Oleic Soybean Oil

HOSO_Interest&Blending- Header ImageHigh oleic soybean oil offers a bevy of benefits, whether used to fry, sauté, bake or prepare snack foods. What does that mean for you?


Foodservice professionals will appreciate longer fry life.

  • Superior resistance to oxidation and reduced build-up of polymers on equipment in high-heat applications.
  • Increased oxidative stability index (OSI), with values greater than 20 hours. That translates to more fryer time and greatly reduced annual costs.

Food Manufacturers

Food manufacturers will benefit from extended shelf life.

  • Extended shelf life for baked goods and snacks.
  • Neutral flavor profile to allow true and natural ingredient flavors to stand out.


All will value improved product nutrition.

  • Lower saturated fat* and contributes no trans fats to products.
  • Three times the amount of beneficial monounsaturated fatty acids* (MUFAs). Studies have shown that MUFAs help reduce LDL fats levels in the blood when substituted for saturated fats, reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke.
*Compared to conventional soybean oil
Fatty Acid Profiles
High Oleic Soybeans: Performance, Supply & Demand

Learn more about how high oleic soybean oil improves product nutrition in our guide for health professionals, Soybean Oil Innovations: Coming to a Plate Near You.

You can also hear why oils expert Tim Wrinn and registered dietitian Lisa Katic call high oleic soybean oil “outstanding” for the food industry and consumers.

Target Food Uses

Food manufacturers and foodservice operators can use high oleic soybean oil in a variety of applications within their portfolio of products. The oil’s high-heat stability and neutral flavor profile make it ideal for frying, sautéing and baked goods, such as quick breads, muffins, brownies and cakes.

For instance, hear how major grocer Wegmans Food Markets counts on soybean oil’s versatility for its products, from bakery items to salad dressings. Or why Food Network star Emily Ellyn raves about high oleic soybean oils applications for the foodservice industry.

The oils also work well for crackers, chips, roasted nuts and other snack foods, as well as for spray oils, pan release oils and cold applications, such as dressings. It is also commonly used as a blending component for formulating numerous types of margarines and shortenings.

Rev Up Kitchen Performance with Soybean Oil
Cooking Oil Demands at the Supermarket

Read more about high oleic soybean oil’s target food uses in our functionality guide, High Oleic Soybean Oil: Innovation From Field To Plate

High oleic soybean oil is available now for testing. There are sufficient supplies of oil available for low volume-usage companies, with abundant quantities expected in the near future. It is currently supplied by ADM, Bunge, Cargill, Perdue, Stratas Foods LLC and Zeeland Farm Services, Inc. The food industry can feel confident in a reliable supply and competitive pricing of high oleic soybean oil. Ultimately, high oleic soybean oil will be the food industry’s most dependable liquid high stability vegetable oil solution.

High Oleic Soybean Oil Availability

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Current projections estimate 400 million pounds of high oleic soybean oil will be available in 2017, and 9.3 billion pounds will be available in 2024. The United Soybean Board pledged $60 million over five years to expand seed production of high oleic varieties and for promotional support. This financial backing will help assure rapid growth of seed supplies, wide geographic diversity of acreage, a high degree of awareness among farmers of the opportunity and broad promotion of the oil among food companies. For food companies, that translates to competitive pricing and reliability of supply from year-to-year.

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U.S. soybean farmers are excited about the possibilities for high oleic soybeans and high oleic soybean oil, as shown by the rapid growth in planted acres. Learn more about their commitment to soybean oil innovation.

Growing Availability

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Geographic diversity of high oleic soybeans helps guarantee a secure supply of high oleic soybean oil. The diversity also assures that supplies will be readily available from refiners throughout the country and that supplies will be as expected from year-to-year, regardless of weather throughout the growing season. That said, farmers have shared that even with drought and tough conditions, high oleic soybeans really seem to shine and have been comparable with their on-farm yield average.

High oleic soybean oil will have a big impact on the industry. Given the current supply projections, high oleic soybeans are set to be America’s fourth largest row crop in acreage by 2023. The goal is to have 18 million acres of high oleic soybeans planted in 2023.

Click the graphic below to see high oleic soy's growing regions and year-to-year expansion.

Projected acreage areas and timeline. Subject to change.

The broader geographic growing region for soybeans, or the potential growing area for high oleic soybeans, contributes to a more stable production volume from crop year to crop year.

Acreage is just one aspect of supply security and competitive pricing. Multiple and diverse crushing and refining facilities is yet another aspect in which the soybean industry excels. More production locations closer to utilization means a shorter, more manageable supply chain.

Click below to view available oilseed acreage and production locations in North America.

Acreage estimates and production facilities reported from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Canola Council of America, University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment and industry sources.


High oleic soybean oil will be priced competitively with other high stability alternatives. There will be a premium on high oleic soybean oil for the first several years until the volume increases. Transportation costs for high oleic soybean oil will be minimized due to domestic availability, and the greatly increased volume will assure price competition among high oleic soybean oil suppliers.