Plenish® high oleic soybeans will benefit farmers, the food industry, and consumers. In addition to the strong agronomics growers demand, Plenish high oleic soybean oil offers the food industry high stability combined with a healthier oil profile. Consumers will be able to enjoy the foods they've always loved with 0g trans fat.
Trans fat raises bad cholesterol (LDL) and lowers good cholesterol, both factors in heart disease. In recent years some states and cities have moved to ban trans fat from menus and doctors and dietitians have campaigned to reduce the amount of trans fat in the North American diet. Trans fat is an unfortunate byproduct of hydrogenation, the process required to make certain oils more stable. Plenish high oleic soybean oil will provide stability without hydrogenation - and with 0g trans fat.
Removing trans fat from their products is a challenge for the companies that make the cereals, cookies and crackers on your supermarket shelf and a challenge for the restaurants that serve you fried foods such as French fries, fried chicken and fried fish. Trans fat is produced when oils are hydrogenated. The process of hydrogenation is used to render oils more stable. These are critical economic considerations for our food providers. Plenish soybean oil is highly stable and contains 0g trans fat, 20 percent less saturated fat than commodity soybean oil and is high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, providing a healthier alternative to currently available oils.
The search for a replacement for hydrogentated oil has led some companies to imported tropical oils, such as palm, which has 0g trans fat, but is higher in saturated fat. A soy-based trans fat solution is a local solution. There are currently more soybean acres cultivated in North America than any other oilseed crop, making high oleic soybean oils a reliable, local alternative with 0g trans fat.
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