Soybean oil for cooking

Hydrogenated soybean oils, lecithin and more vegetable oils

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FAQs about Soybean oil for cooking for Food

What is soybean oil?

This type of oil is extracted from a legume of Asian origin called soybeans. After processing the seed to extract the oil and refining, a light yellow oil with a very mild flavor is obtained with a high nutritional level where a level of 8% omega 3, 21% olieco acid and 55 % of omega 6. It is one of the most used oils worldwide that can be used for cooking, raw in salads and also to prepare margarines and other products.

How soybean oil is made?

To obtain this type of oil, the seed must be reduced by mechanical methods to increase its surface. With this, the oil is extracted using commercial hexane, in which a mixture of soybeans and hexane is generated. Ultimately, this hexane is evaporated leaving the crude oil for refining into commercial soybean oil.

Is soybean oil healthy?

Yes, in fact it has many properties that benefit health such as:
1. It has the adequate proportion of Omega 3 and Omega 6 recommended, which can only be acquired through the food we eat.
2. Does not contain trans fatty acids, which do not provide any health benefit.
3. Maintains its properties even at high temperatures.
4. Provides energy through fats.

What are the advantages of soybean oil?

In addition to its health benefits, soybean oil has many advantages for its use in the kitchen:
1. Enhances the original flavor of food without adding any additional flavor.
2. It is a light oil free of impurities that yields more than any other oil due to its long frying life.
3. It has a very high humidity point compared to the others, which means that it can be used in high temperatures without losing its nutritional properties.

Should soybean oil be refrigerated?

Since it contains a large amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids, it tends to break down more quickly. For this reason, it must be kept in a cold environment after opening to avoid bad odors and flavors. However, don't forget to check the manufacturer's recommendations for storage.