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Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2023.

Excipient (pharmacologically inactive substance)

What is it?

Hydrogenated soybean, or soy oil is a major food fat in the American dietary. It is often used for frying and baking and is marketed as hydrogenated vegetable oil. Food uses of hydrogenated soybean oil are in the production of margarine, shortening, and salad and cooking oils. Soybean oil is obtained from soybeans by expression or solvent extraction and contains triglycerides of linoleic acid, oleic acid, linolenic acid, and saturated fatty acids.[1]


  1. Soybean Oil.

Further information

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