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2-12-2004 12:00 AM

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The Food and Drug Administration's statement that trans-fatty acids are undesirable for human health and the requirement that food processors list trans fats on food nutrition labels beginning in 2006 has poised l% low linolenic soybean oil as part of the solution to the trans fat problem. Unhydrogenated soybean oil does not contain trans fat, but most soybean oil is hydrogenated to increase the shelf life of products that use soybean oil as an ingredient. Low linolenic soybean oil is stable enough without requiring hydrogenation, eliminating trans fat and not increasing saturated fat. According to the United Soybean Board, the low linolenic soybean oil could add an estimated $100 million per year to the value of soybean commodities.

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Dec 2nd, 12:00 AM

Growing & Marketing Low Linolenic Soybeans - A Value Added Oppportunity

The Food and Drug Administration's statement that trans-fatty acids are undesirable for human health and the requirement that food processors list trans fats on food nutrition labels beginning in 2006 has poised l% low linolenic soybean oil as part of the solution to the trans fat problem. Unhydrogenated soybean oil does not contain trans fat, but most soybean oil is hydrogenated to increase the shelf life of products that use soybean oil as an ingredient. Low linolenic soybean oil is stable enough without requiring hydrogenation, eliminating trans fat and not increasing saturated fat. According to the United Soybean Board, the low linolenic soybean oil could add an estimated $100 million per year to the value of soybean commodities.