Origins and Properties
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.
- Baking fats
- Mayonnaise and Salad dressings
- Margarine and shortening production
- Chemical and Technical industry applications i.e. varnish and lacquer