Crude soybean oil is obtained when soybeans are processed for the production of protein products.
This oil is very important because of the high content of linoleic acid it has, an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid, as well as other valuable ingredients it contains such as phytosterols, tocopherols (antioxidants) and fat-soluble vitamins which are very important for the body.
Crude Soybean Application
Crude soybean oil is mostly used in the form of manufacturing vegetable oils and vegetable fats in human nutrition, after precise refining and hydrogenation. Soybean oil and different oil types, fats play a significant role for the human organism from the nutritional and physiological point of view.
Soybean oil provide the human body with essential fatty acids and fat-soluble vitamins. Soybean Oil or vegetable oils represent an important source of energy and serve as one of the major components of cell walls. Vegetable Oils stimulate the appetite and the secretion of digestive enzymes by giving dishes a pleasant flavor, odor, texture and increase the feeling of satiety.
Crude Soybean Oil is used less frequently in the production of paints and varnishes, fatty acids, resins and plastics.
Solvent extracted from yellow Soybeans:
FFA (as oleic with a molecular weight of 282) : Basis 1.00 % Max 1.25 %
Moisture and Volatile Matter : Max 0.20 %
Impurities (insoluble in petroleum ether) : Max 0.10 %
Sediment (Gardner Break Test) : Max 0.10 %
Lecithin (expressed as phosphorous) : Basis 0.02 % Max 0.025 %
Color (Lovibond cell 1 inch) : Basis: not darker than 50 yellow plus 5 red
Flash point : Min 250ºF (121ºC)
Unsaponifiable Matter (test as per n.s.p.a.) : Max 1.50 %