Some of the health benefits of soybean oil include its ability to manage your heart health, lower your cholesterol, improve your immune system, reduce cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, prevent osteoporosis, and improves growth, while also boosting eye and skin health.
Soybean oil is the vegetable oil that is extracted from soybeans, which are scientifically known as Glycine max. It is one of the most widely used vegetable oils in the world, possibly because soybeans are some of the most widely cultivated and utilized plants, particularly in recent decades.
|Refined Soybean Oil Specifications|
|Heavy metals, Method II||USP||0.001% max|
|Iodine value||USP||120 - 141|
|Free fatty acids||USP||< 2.5 mL of 0.02 N NaOH|
|Saponification value||USP||180 - 200|
|Unsaponifiable matter||USP||< 1.0%|
|Fatty acid composition||USP|
|Palmitate||C16:0||< 7 - 14|
|Stearate||C18:0||1 - 6|
|Oleate||C18:1||19 - 30|
|Linoleate||C18:2||44 - 62|
|Linolenate||C18:3||4 - 11|
|Color Gardner||AOCS Td la-64||4 max|
|Appearance||Greenish-yellow, bright & clear oily liquid|
|Flavor and Odor||Bland, almost odorless|
|Typical peroxide value||USP 26||< 1.0 meq/kg|
NOTE: Because of natural variations in oilseed crops, chemical and physical constants cannot be guaranteed at all times. However, oil sold as USP is guaranteed to meet the USP monograph.