Origins and Properties

The National Edible Oil Distributors’ Association

Soyabean Oil

A liquid oil extracted from the soyabean. Grown extensively in the U.S.A. as well as Brazil, Argentina and China.  The beans yield on average only 18% oil whilst the resultant meal provides a major, high protein ingredient for animal feeds. 

Soyabean oil is a widely used vegetable oil for edible applications.  It is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and low in saturates.

Common Uses:

  • Baking fats
  • Mayonnaise and Salad dressings
  • Frying
  • Margarine and shortening production
  • Chemical and Technical industry applications i.e. varnish and lacquer