EDEN Organic Soybean Oil is made from certified organic soybeans grown on USA family owned farms by those dedicated to a clean environment and the safest, most nourishing food.
Soybeans are heat dried to reduce moisture, dehulled and then crushed using low pressure, low heat extrusion and expeller techniques to separate the soy meal from the oil. The oil is heated to 150°F. It is then degummed by mixing it with citric acid and water to separate and bind hydratable and non-hydratable gums in the oil. The gums, citric acid and water are then centrifuged out of the oil. Degumming the oil increases its smoke point. The oil is bottled in amber glass and flushed with pure nitrogen to displace the oxygen in the top of the bottle. These steps protect and preserve EDEN Organic Soybean Oil.
Amber glass protects the oils volatile nutrients, flavor, aroma, and color from the deleterious effect that light has on the phytochemicals and fat in oil. Ambient light causes photo-oxidation, especially in fats. This was found to be especially problematic in stores with fluorescent lighting that attacks food quality with light rays. Amber glass bottles were found to work best in preventing photo-oxidation. Although amber glass is more expensive it is necessary to make a safer, more delicious, healthier food.
EDEN Organic Soybean Oil is 100 percent soybean oil and cholesterol free, virtually free of trans fatty acids and naturally contains vitamin E (6% DV per 1 tablespoon serving). Vitamin E acts as a preservative in the oil, helping to prevent rancidity. It is also contains 8.5g polyunsaturated essential fatty acids (EFAs), omega 3 (1100 mg) and omega 6 (7400 mg), and 3.5g monounsaturated fatty acids, and omega 9 (3000 mg). The deep golden color, pleasant aroma and delicious flavor of EDEN Organic Soybean Oil are all indications of a quality unrefined oil.
Recently, numerous studies have found soybean oil to contain a number of beneficial phytosterols including b-sitosterol, campesterol, and stigmasterol. Phytosterols are plant compounds that have a chemical structure similar to cholesterol competing with and effectively blocking the absorption of cholesterol, causing it to be excreted as waste.
Most commercial soybean oil is made using GEO (genetically engineered organisms) soybeans that are extracted with hexane gas, a caustic by- product of the petroleum industry. Hexane allows more oil to be extracted from the soy meal. The oil is then degummed by mixing the oil with hot water and then the oil is centrifuged out. This oil is then washed with a highly alkaline, caustic solution of lye and sodium carbonate to remove fatty acids. EDEN Organic Soybean Oil is a minimally processed, wiser, healthier choice not only for you but for the environment.
EDEN Organic Soybean Oil has a very mild sweet flavor and aroma. It can be used for making salad dressings, vinaigrettes, and for all your cooking and baking needs. Its very high smoke point, approximately 440°F, that makes it more ideal for deep frying. Makes the most delicious, rich buttery flavor, golden popcorn and Popcorn Balls, in the recipe section of this site.