What is soy-bean oil?
Soy-bean oil, like all fats and vegetable oils, is a triglyceride – glycerine skeleton attached to three fatty acids by ester-links. Soybean oil is characterized by a high proportion of linoleic acid (50-55%) and oleic acid (19-25%). Other fatty acids present in significant amounts are:
CAS number: 8001-22-7
EC number: 232-274-4
Origin and production of soybean oil
Soybean oil is obtained by extracting the seeds of the soya bean (Glycine max), a leguminous plant native to East Asia, although it is currently cultivated intensively worldwide due to its various uses and applications.
In some cases, these monoculture plantations have been featured in the mainstream media because of the extensive deforestation to which they have subjected the Amazon forests.
Soybean oil properties and applications
Soybean oil is a pale yellowish liquid at room temperature. Its melting range is between -5 and -16 ºC more or less.
Among its many applications, and like the vast majority of fats, it is used for human consumption.
They are an important source of energy, due to their high calorie yield per gram metabolised. Its most important use is in cooking, especially as oil for frying or grilling. Its use has spread rapidly from the East to the West due to the versatility of the oil and the easy adaptability of the plant.
Other very important applications are in the field of medicine and in almost all known industries, from cosmetics to animal feed, although its derivatives are also widely used as alternative fuels (biodiesel), soaps, lubricants, surfactants, advanced detergents, paints, dyes, insecticides, soaps, veterinary, among many others.
At Cailà & Parés we offer cost-effective and ecological solutions – in contrast to fuels or chemicals – for different markets and industries. We manufacture, supply and distribute all types of oleochemical materials to meet the different needs of the national and international market.
Oleochemicals are an excellent alternative that is much admired and valued in different fields because they are products that offer more economical and environmentally friendly solutions in the market, a fact that is generating a growth in the value of our market. We provide quality solutions taking into account the demands of the industry and that is why the oleochemical sector is booming.
Soybean oil is one of the most highly valued substances on the market due to its various uses and applications. The relevance of our products in different markets is therefore evidenced by the excellent results achieved in different industrial fields.
Soybean oil products and presentations
Soybean oil can be supplied in 180 kg drums, 850 kg containers or in bulk tanks. If you wish to purchase or buy soybean oil, you can request more information by contacting us via our online form or by telephone.
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