The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) High Oleic Soybean Oil Sourcing Guide, partially funded by the soy checkoff, is an informative resource for international customers seeking high stability oils and provides added value amid current oil market volatility.
“Customers of high oleic oils are facing unanticipated global supply chain challenges, and U.S. suppliers can serve as reliable providers for those interested in sourcing high oleic U.S. soybean oil,” said Will McNair, USSEC Director of Human Nutrition and Oil.
The sourcing guide provides comprehensive background information needed for global market customers to facilitate the sourcing of U.S. high oleic soybean oil, which can be used across a variety of food production sectors. It is available online in six languages: Chinese Simplified and Chinese Traditional, English, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.
“Guidance and information are instrumental when a product is growing in commercial space, and the High Oleic Soybean Oil Sourcing guide provides all information needed for a user of HOSO to be successful in procuring the oil,” said Bryan Stobaugh, Director of Licensing and Commercialization for the Missouri Soybean Association and Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council.
The development of the high oleic soybean is a major seed innovation with significant benefits including longer shelf life, extended fry life and lower oxidation rates compared to standard oils. High oleic soy also is predominately good fat, which contributes to heart health and improved oil performance for food service and food manufacturing applications.
“The guide helps potential users around the world understand the differences between contracting conventional and high oleic soybean oil,” said McNair. “USSEC is here to help customers navigate this process, particularly as they experience potential supply challenges.”
Sourcing high oleic soybeans requires significantly longer lead time and buyers are urged to begin conversations for sources at least one year in advance of delivery.
- Partially funded by U.S. soybean farmers, their checkoff and the soy value chain.