Soybean oil

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Soybean oil is a vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of the soybean (Glycine max).wikipedia
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Vegetable oil

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Soybean oil is a vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of the soybean (Glycine max).
Soybean oil, rapeseed oil, and cocoa butter are examples of fats from seeds.

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Soybean oil is a vegetable oil extracted from the seeds of the soybean (Glycine max).
Soy vegetable oil, used in food and industrial applications, is another product of processing the soybean crop.

Cooking oil

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It is one of the most widely consumed cooking oils.
There is a wide variety of cooking oils from plant sources such as olive oil, palm oil, soybean oil, canola oil (rapeseed oil), corn oil, peanut oil and other vegetable oils, as well as animal-based oils like butter and lard.

Hexane

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To produce soybean oil, the soybeans are cracked, adjusted for moisture content, heated to between 60 and 88 °C (140–190 °F), rolled into flakes, and solvent-extracted with hexanes.
They are commonly used in food based soybean oil extraction in the United States, and are potentially present as contaminants in all soy food products in which the technique is used; the lack of regulation by the FDA of this contaminant is a matter of some controversy.

Oil paint

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As a drying oil, processed soybean oil is also used as a base for printing inks (soy ink) and oil paints.
Other vegetable oils such as hemp, poppy seed, walnut, sunflower, safflower, and soybean oils may be used as alternatives to linseed oil for a variety of reasons.

Soybean meal

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Most of the remaining residue (soybean meal) is used as animal feed.
Of the crushed tonnage, 19 percent was recovered as soybean oil and the remainder was recovered as soybean meal.

Linoleic acid

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The major unsaturated fatty acids in soybean oil triglycerides are the polyunsaturates alpha-linolenic acid (C-18:3), 7-10%, and linoleic acid (C-18:2), 51%; and the monounsaturate oleic acid (C-18:1), 23%.
It is abundant in many nuts, fatty seeds (flax seeds, hemp seeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, etc.) and their derived vegetable oils; comprising over half (by weight) of poppy seed, safflower, sunflower, corn, and soybean oils.

Palmitic acid

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It also contains the saturated fatty acids stearic acid (C-18:0), 4%, and palmitic acid (C-16:0), 10%.
It is naturally present in butter, cheese, milk, and meat, as well as cocoa butter, soybean oil, and sunflower oil.

Alpha-Linolenic acid

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The major unsaturated fatty acids in soybean oil triglycerides are the polyunsaturates alpha-linolenic acid (C-18:3), 7-10%, and linoleic acid (C-18:2), 51%; and the monounsaturate oleic acid (C-18:1), 23%.
Oxidative instability of α-linolenic acid is one reason why producers choose to partially hydrogenate oils containing α-linolenic acid, such as soybean oil.

Trans fat

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If the hydrogenation is only partially complete, the oil may contain small amounts of trans fat.
The J.M. Smucker Company, American manufacturer of Crisco (the original partially hydrogenated vegetable shortening), in 2004 released a new formulation made from solid saturated palm oil cut with soybean oil and sunflower oil.

Linseed oil

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However, other oils (such as linseed oil) may be superior for some drying oil applications.
Soybean oil can be treated similarly, but converts more slowly.

Drying oil

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As a drying oil, processed soybean oil is also used as a base for printing inks (soy ink) and oil paints.

Ink

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As a drying oil, processed soybean oil is also used as a base for printing inks (soy ink) and oil paints.

Soy ink

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As a drying oil, processed soybean oil is also used as a base for printing inks (soy ink) and oil paints.

Hydrogenation

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The oil is then refined, blended for different applications, and sometimes hydrogenated.

Ton

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In the 2002–2003 growing season, 30.6 million tons (MT) of soybean oil were produced worldwide, constituting about half of worldwide edible vegetable oil production, and thirty percent of all fats and oils produced, including animal fats and oils derived from tropical plants.

China

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In 2018-2019, world production was at 57.4 MT with the leading producers including China (16.6 MT), US (10.9 MT), Argentina (8.4 MT), Brazil (8.2 MT), and EU (3.2 MT).

United States

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In 2018-2019, world production was at 57.4 MT with the leading producers including China (16.6 MT), US (10.9 MT), Argentina (8.4 MT), Brazil (8.2 MT), and EU (3.2 MT).

Argentina

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In 2018-2019, world production was at 57.4 MT with the leading producers including China (16.6 MT), US (10.9 MT), Argentina (8.4 MT), Brazil (8.2 MT), and EU (3.2 MT).

Brazil

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In 2018-2019, world production was at 57.4 MT with the leading producers including China (16.6 MT), US (10.9 MT), Argentina (8.4 MT), Brazil (8.2 MT), and EU (3.2 MT).

European Union

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In 2018-2019, world production was at 57.4 MT with the leading producers including China (16.6 MT), US (10.9 MT), Argentina (8.4 MT), Brazil (8.2 MT), and EU (3.2 MT).

Unsaturated fat

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The major unsaturated fatty acids in soybean oil triglycerides are the polyunsaturates alpha-linolenic acid (C-18:3), 7-10%, and linoleic acid (C-18:2), 51%; and the monounsaturate oleic acid (C-18:1), 23%.

Triglyceride

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The major unsaturated fatty acids in soybean oil triglycerides are the polyunsaturates alpha-linolenic acid (C-18:3), 7-10%, and linoleic acid (C-18:2), 51%; and the monounsaturate oleic acid (C-18:1), 23%.

Oleic acid

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The major unsaturated fatty acids in soybean oil triglycerides are the polyunsaturates alpha-linolenic acid (C-18:3), 7-10%, and linoleic acid (C-18:2), 51%; and the monounsaturate oleic acid (C-18:1), 23%.

Stearic acid

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It also contains the saturated fatty acids stearic acid (C-18:0), 4%, and palmitic acid (C-16:0), 10%.