Nielsen data indicates heart health is top of mind for consumers when grocery shopping, equating to more than $6 billion in annual U.S. retail food sales. FDA recently approved a petition from Bunge for a qualified health claim linking consumption of soybean oil to reduced risk of coronary heart disease. This White Paper by Bunge details the requirements for companies to take advantage of the new claim, as well as guidelines for permissible marketing.
- Soybean oil is America’s most used ingredient, accounting for 30 percent of all food oil.
- Besides cooking applications, it is used in dressings, snacks, dips, crackers, ready meals and more.
- Soybean oil has shown positive effects on cholesterol, and it provides omega-3s and -6s.