Last updated on February 23, 2014

Official U.S. Standards for Grain Test 

  • damaged kernels
  • foreign material
  • % mixed wt 
  • splits 
  • total heat damaged material 
  • colors

Contract / Identity Preserved Markets 

  • Clear hilum food-grade
  • High sucrose
  • Low saturate fat
  • High oleic
  • Low linolenic
  • Natto
  • Non-GMO
  • High protein
  • Organic
    • Lox-null organic soybeans for soymilk: Sunrich (Hope, MN) They contract in MN, IA, WI, IL, IN and MI.  Laverne is the contact @ 800-342-6976.  Sunrich supplies 60% of soy powder for soy milk production in US.  Prices vary by variety.   

Oil quality: Saturated versus Unsaturated fatty acids

Public health and medical experts generally agree that consuming large quantities of saturated fatty acids can increase serum cholesterol levels

  • Restricting the level of saturated fat in a diet is one way to reduce serum cholesterol
  • Saturated fatty acids that contribute most to serum cholesterol are lauric acid, myristic acid, and palmitic acids

Types of fatty acids

  • saturated no double bonds monounsaturated one double bond
  • polyunsaturated two or more double bonds

Soybean oil is low in saturated fatty acids, and is recommended by many leading health associations as one of the vegetable oils of choice

Coconut oil and palm kernel oil are high in saturated fatty acids

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