Soybean Oil: Uses, Properties and Role in Human Health


Carol G. Henderson (Editor)

Series: Food Science and Technology, Agriculture Issues and Policies
BISAC: TEC003000

The soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merrill) has become one of the most used agricultural products in the world as an ingredient in human and animal nourishment. One important product obtained from soybean is its oil, considering that the grain contains around 18-21 wt% of oil. This book reviews the uses, properties and role in human health of soybean oil. Chapter One explores feasible spectroscopy procedures which could be handled through chemometric methods in the evaluation of soybean oils. Chapter Two describes the synthesis of plastic foams based on epoxidized soybean oil, which were further reinforced with short sisal fibers to yield completely biodegradable natural polymer foam composite material. Chapter Three reviews the uses and properties of soybean oil and describes the authors’ clinical experience in this role in human health. Chapter Four discusses the effects of fresh and heated soybean oil on cardiovascular disease which includes dyslipidemia, hypertension, and coronary heart disease. (Imprint: Novinka)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Analysis of Soybean Oil through Spectroscopy and Chemometric Methods
Patrícia Valderrama and Paulo Henrique Março (Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil)

Chapter 2. Environmentally Friendly Soybean Oil based Foam Plastics and Their Sisal Fiber Reinforced Composites
Su Ping Wu, Jing Hu, Min Zhi Rong, Ming Qiu Zhang, and Jun Feng Qiu (Key Laboratory for Polymeric Composites and Functional Materials of Ministry of Education, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, PR China, and others)

Chapter 3. Soybean Oil: Role in Human Health and Properties
Alicia Armentia, Fernando Pineda, Ricardo Palacios, and Teresa María López Diaz (Allergy Unit, Rio Hortega University Hospital, Valladolid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 4. Impacts of Fresh and Heated Soybean Oil on Cardiovascular Disease
Yusof Kamisah and Kamsiah Jaarin (Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine, UKMMC, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)


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