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We use a lot of soybean oil to fry our appetizers (antojitos) in Colombia and other Latin countries. My grandmother always had this oil in the pantry to cook her empanadas, buñuelos, papas rellenas and many other traditional Colombian dishes, and my mom and I are no different.
Soybean oil offers many benefits and has a neutral flavor that helps me create some of my favorite traditional Colombian dishes without overpowering the dish. It also has a high smoke point, making it perfect to make our favorite fritos (fried food).
According to Soy Connection: Soybean oil contains 0g trans fats per serving and serves as a principal source of omega‐3s, which can help reduce blood pressure and prevent heart disease. It is also a great source of vitamin E, which prevents cell damage that may lead to diseases such as cancer and heart disease, and contains unsaturated fats, which when replacing saturated fats, may lower cholesterol levels.
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