High Oleic Soybean Oil

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Food Manufacturing

Food manufacturers will benefit from extended shelf life.

Improved shelf life: Offers superior resistance to oxidation, extending shelf life for baked goods and snacks, while contributing no PHOs.
Desired neutral flavor: Features a neutral flavor profile, allowing the true flavors of the ingredients to stand out.

Foodservice 

The foodservice industry will appreciate longer fry life.

Enhanced functionality: Provides superior resistance to oxidation and reduced build-up of polymers on equipment in high-heat applications.
Extended fry life: Increased oxidative stability index for high oleic soybean oil is greater than 20 hours, translating into cost savings.

Everyone

All will value high oleic soybean oil’s better-for-you benefits.

Improved fat profile: Contains 0 grams trans fat per serving as well as lower saturated fat and three times the amount of beneficial monounsaturated fatty acids, compared to conventional soybean oil, which benefit heart health when consumed in moderation. 

Improved Fat Profile 

The soybean industry is committed to making it easier for food companies to deliver products that meet consumer health and nutrition needs. High oleic soybean oil contains 0 grams trans fat per serving as well as lower saturated fat and three times the amount of beneficial monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), compared to conventional soybean oil. In addition, a recently completed human feeding study suggests that high oleic soybean oil acts similarly to conventional soybean oil in lowering LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol when compared to a palm olein.

Learn more about how high oleic soybean oil improves product nutrition in our guide for health professionals.

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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.

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.

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

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U.S. Grown

High oleic soybeans are sustainably produced and 100 percent U.S. grown, supporting U.S. soybean farmers and local economies. Sourcing U.S.-grown ingredients is becoming increasingly important as consumers are asking for cleaner labels and trust U.S.-grown products.

Geographic diversity of high oleic soybeans across the U.S. 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 will be as expected from year-to-year, regardless of weather. More crushing and refining facilities closer to utilization means a shorter, more sustainable supply chain.

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Click below to compare available oilseed acreage and production locations in North America.*
*Acreage estimates and facilities reported from the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Canola Council of America, University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment and industry sources.

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Growing Availability

High oleic soybean oil was commercialized in 2011 and is now available. Ultimately, high oleic soybean oil will be the food industry’s most dependable liquid high stability oil solution. QUALISOY projects the supply of high oleic soybean oil will exceed that of all other high oleic offerings combined due to the amount of available soybean acreage in North America.

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, which for food companies, translates to competitive pricing.

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

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Cost

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.