Monsanto, Booth 6003
Trend: Ingredients for Functional Foods
Product: Vistive Gold High Oleic, Low Sat Soybean Oil; Omega 3 Soybean Oil
Fully commercially available in 2012
Visitive Gold High Olei: Vistive Gold soybeans combine breeding and biotechnology to provide soybean oil with mono-unsaturated fat levels similar to olive oil and the low saturated fat content of canola oil, which would allow the food industry to cost-effectively eliminate trans fats and significantly lower saturated fat content in food products. Vistive Gold soybeans also significantly improve frying stability of the oil while maintaining the flavor and economics of soybean oil.
Omega 3 Soybean Oil: Omega-3 soybeans are designed to produce oil with a heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acid content that provides the benefits of the omega-3 fatty acids traditionally found in fish. This product is similar to other soybean oil in taste and shelf life. Oil from these soybeans could be used as an ingredient in a wide range of food applications such as yogurt, granola bars, and spreads. This should provide consumers new option for foods rich in omega-3 fatty acid.