Soyabean oil is a widely used oil and often comes under the guise of ‘vegetable oil’. The oil is popular because it is cheap and has a high smoke point. It does not contain much saturated fat, although it is higher than in olive oil and sunflower oil. Like all other oils from vegetable origin, soybean oil contains no cholesterol and contains natural antioxidants which remain in the oil even after extraction. Its high smoke point allows it to be used as frying oil.
Soyabean oil has normally a shelf life of 1 year but its better to store it only a few months, at room temperature, in a dry and dark place. It should be stored away from heat and if you want to keep the oil for longer periods it should be kept refrigerated.
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