Soybean oil’s consistent supply, relatively stable price, neutral taste, culinary adaptability, and good nutritional profile all contribute to its dominating presence as America’s #1 oil.
- Soybean oil is cholesterol-free.
- Soybean oil is the #1 edible oil in the world and the most frequently consumed oil in the United States.
- Since 1989, United States’ oil consumption has risen over 17%.
- More than 80% of the total United States’ oil production is for the food industry.
- Soybean oil is found in 95% of prepared salad dressings, 85% of margarines and 70% of solid shortenings.
Some edible soybean oil products include:
- Coffee Creamers
- Bakery Products
- Cooking Oils
- Chocolate Coatings
- Sandwich Spreads
- Salad Dressings
- Vegetable Shortening
Making Products From A Renewable Resource
Once soybean oil is extracted from the bean, it can be used in its raw form, or refined and used in a variety of industrial products.
Extensive research is conducted by top institutions throughout the United States to find new and improved uses for soybeans as a renewable resource. These innovations help to maintain our standard of living by decreasing our dependence on non-renewable resources like petroleum from foreign markets.
The United States produces approximately 15 billion pounds of soybean oil each year.
Each bushel of soybeans can be crushed to yield over 10 pounds of soybean oil.
Nearly 60 million pounds of biodegradable soybean oil are used in printing inks each year.
Currently, industries are using soybeans to manufacture a variety of industrial products such as:
- Biodiesel Fuel
- Dust Control Agents
- Printing Inks
- Electrical Insulation
- Linoleum Backing
- Metal Casting/ Working
- Anti-Corrosion Agents
- Anti-Static Agents
- Protective Coatings
- Caulking Compounds
- Vinyl Plastics
- Waterproof Cement