soybean oil

noun

Definition of soybean oil

: a pale yellow drying or semidrying oil that is obtained from soybeans and is used chiefly as a food, in paints, varnishes, linoleum, printing ink, and soap, and as a source of phospholipids, fatty acids, and sterols

called also soya oil

Examples of soybean oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The barges contained soybean oil, lube oil, naphtha and monoethylene glycol, the Coast Guard said. Christina Maxouris And Dakin Andone, CNN, "Barges break loose and strike a bridge near Houston after Imelda forces 400 water rescues and strands 300 drivers," 20 Sep. 2019 That, in turn, has reduced the country’s production of soybean oil—and increase its demand for palm oil from Indonesia as an alternative. Zoë Schlanger, Quartz, "The global demand for palm oil is driving the fires in Indonesia," 18 Sep. 2019 The main ingredient, soybean oil, is high in omega-6 fatty acids, which are known to be pro-inflammatory, especially when not properly balanced with omega-3s. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "5 Trader Joe's New Products to Try This Fall," 17 Sep. 2019 So, canola oil, soybean oil, corn oil and olive oil (among others like sunflower, safflower, cottonseed and nut/peanut/seed oils) are recommended. Environmental Nutrition, sun-sentinel.com, "How to choose the best oil for you," 28 Aug. 2019 Photo: Getty Images/iStock Usually made from soybean oil, mono- and diglycerides prevent salad dressings from separating and make ice cream creamier. Heather Haddon, WSJ, "Anyone for Diglycerides? Anyone? Food Scientists Are Getting Fed Up With Picky Eaters," 12 Oct. 2018 Olive fruit oil, soybean oil, grape seed oil, and camellia leaf extract will keep your skin feeling bouncy and bright. Meagan Fredette, Teen Vogue, "Does KylieSkin Care Live Up To The Hype?," 22 May 2019 To make your shower even more moisturizing, swap parching sudsy for a cleansing oil with fatty acid–rich soybean oil to fortify and protect skin's moisture barrier. Mary Clarke And Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "6 Simple Ways to Battle Dry Winter Skin," 11 Nov. 2015 The Truth: At around 350°F, coconut oil has a relatively low smoke point as compared to other plant-based, antioxidant-packed oils such as corn, canola, grapeseed, sesame seed, avocado, peanut and soybean oils. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "8 Claims You've Heard About Coconut Oil That Aren't True," 21 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of soybean oil

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Soybean oil.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soybean%20oil. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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soybean oil

noun
variants: also soya-bean oil

Medical Definition of soybean oil

: a pale yellow drying or semidrying oil that is obtained from soybeans and is used chiefly as a food, in paints, varnishes, linoleum, printing ink, and soap, and as a source of phospholipids, fatty acids, and sterols

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