Other Common Names
|Botanical Name||: Glycine max|
|English Name||: Soybean oil|
|Indian Name||: Soya|
|Pakistan Name||: Photas|
|Hindi Name||: Soyabean tel|
Oil that is extracted from soybean seeds is called soybean oil. It is a vegetable oil that can be used for various cooking methods like frying, roasting, and baking. It is one of the common cooking oils available in the market. However it is a refined oil with a rich source of omega-6 fatty acids.
Soybean oil has a high smoke point which is a good option for high-heat cooking like frying, baking, roasting, and sauteing. It can withstand high temperatures without breaking down.
Soybean oil has a good source of healthy fats which is very helpful for your heart and other organs. As it is a refined oil it may have some negative effects when consumed beyond the limit.
Health Benefits of Soybean Oil
- Soybean oil is boasted with polyunsaturated fatty acids, which is a heart healthy fat that can reduce the bad cholesterol from the body and can lower the risk of heart disease.
- Soybean oil contains vitamin K which can largely help to maintain your bone strength and prevent bone loss. It can also decrease the risk of fractures.
- Omega-3 fatty acids in soybean oil play a major role in the fetal development, improving heart health, regulating the brain function and strengthening your immune system.
- Not only vitamin K, this oil is also rich in vitamin E which is very important for your skin. Applying soybean oil topically can protect against skin damage, inflammations, and other skin conditions such as acne, atopic dermatitis, etc.
- It also helps to retain moisture and supports a healthy skin.
Possible side effects
Though soybean oil is beneficial for your health, consuming it regularly can affect your health also. Soybean oil has abundant healthy fats, so if you consume it in extreme it may cause imbalance in fatty acids. This can lead to chronic inflammation associated with obesity. So moderation is always the best idea.