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 Given the way hedge funds have cut bullish bets on soybean oil in recent weeks, the spread could flip to a premium soon for the first time in almost a decade. David Fickling | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Palm Oil’s Price Switch Won’t Save the Orangutan," 25 Nov. 2019 If more soybean oil goes into products that previously used palm, that ultimately will lead to more soy plantings in Brazil’s cerrado savannah, an activity that’s indirectly linked to this year’s Amazon fires. David Fickling | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Palm Oil’s Price Switch Won’t Save the Orangutan," 25 Nov. 2019 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

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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 21 January 2020.

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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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