Health Benefits and Uses of Soybean Oil

Soybean oil is the most widely used edible oil in the U.S. It’s heart healthy and is commonly sold as ‘vegetable oil’ in grocery stores.

Soybean Oil Benefits

Soybean oil carries the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) heart health claim, confirming that it may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. It’s a rich source of omega-3s which affect cardiovascular health and may reduce blood pressure.

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Soybean Oil Uses

Soybean oil has a neutral flavor, making it ideal for use in a variety of applications, from sautéing and frying to salad dressings and baked goods.


Check out how Chef Emily Ellyn serves up the benefits of cooking with soybean oil

Try making our recipes featuring soybean oil

Food Industry Uses

For food industry professionals and their specific formulation needs, the soybean oil portfolio also includes high oleic soybean oil and soybean shortenings.

Contact your oil supplier for U.S. grown high oleic soybean oil or shortening, now approved for global use.

U.S. Grown, Heart Healthy Soybean Oil

Food manufacturers have long regarded soybean oil for its clean, neutral taste which helps support and enhance the natural flavors of prepared foods.

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U.S. Grown High Oleic Soybean Oil 

High oleic soybeans are sustainably produced and 100% U.S. grown. Benefits include the production of an oil with an improved fat profile, lower saturated fat and three times the amount of beneficial monounsaturated fatty acids, when compared to conventional vegetable oils. 

Functional high oleic soybean oil benefits include extended shelf life, longer fry life and a neutral flavor profile. Its superior performance in a variety of functional and sensory tests have proved that high oleic soybean oil is the food industry’s high-stability oil solution. 

Find out if soybean oil is healthy and what soy products it can be found in

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Soybean Shortenings

Interesterification achieves solid and semi-solid shortenings, which are useful in a wide range of applications including icings, cookies, cakes, donuts and more. 

U.S. grown high oleic soybean shortening is a proven drop-in ingredient solution, outperforming most other high-stability oils. 

Try making our recipes featuring soybean shortening:

Dark Chocolate Cake developed by owners of Baked NYC, Matt Lewis & Renato Poliafito

Matcha Green Tea Beignets developed by sustainability-focused Chef Joel Gamoran

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Soybean Oil Blends 

Blending fully hydrogenated soybean oil with non-hydrogenated soybean oil creates a product that is lower in saturated fat compared to conventional and other high-stability oils.

Try making one of our soy recipes.

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Food Industry Testimonials

From restaurants to universities, learn how the soybean industry partners with food companies to build stronger products with soybean oil.

Join other companies making the switch to high oleic soybean oil

Soybean Oil Labeling

Purchase intent rises when shoppers learn that most vegetable oil is heart healthy 100% soybean oil made with U.S. grown soybeans. Tap into consumer preference for U.S. grown ingredients and leverage soy’s health halo.




of consumers said it is important to them to support domestic agriculture by purchasing foods made with U.S. grown ingredients




are more likely to purchase vegetable oil if it is labeled as “heart healthy"

Food retailers and manufacturers are discovering the benefits of promoting vegetable oil as soybean oil. 

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Northgate González Market promoted its prepared foods as made with heart healthy 100% soybean oil.

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Northgate González Market sustained a sales increase one year after 100% soybean oil and heart health claim callouts were added to their vegetable oil label.

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Northgate González Market permanently added 100% soybean oil and heart health claim callouts to their vegetable oil label.

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A Midwest grocery retailer with 230+ locations promoted its store brand vegetable oil as U.S. grown 100% soybean oil.

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Goya Foods permanently added a 100% soybean oil callout to their vegetable oil label.

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A global consumer goods company promoted U.S. grown 100% soybean oil as an ingredient in its mayonnaise.


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Disclaimer: USB does not guarantee increased product sales resulting from retail promotions conducted by third parties.

Discover more about other soybean uses, including soy protein. Find soy recipes and explore health and nutrition resources at Soy Connection.