Bunge is delighted to announce that soybean oil is now recognized by the FDA as heart healthy.

Good for the Heart.  Done from the Heart.
Americans want to live fuller and healthier lives while enjoying the flavors they crave, and Bunge plays a key role at the heart of it all. An exciting new decision from the Food and Drug Administration gives Bunge soybean oil the opportunity to shine as an unexpectedly simple part of a healthy dietary approach to improve Americans’ heart health. Even better, Bunge soybean oil can contribute to this benefit through so many of the foods that Americans already love to eat.

*Supportive but not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about 1½ tablespoons (20.5 grams) daily of soybean oil, which contains unsaturated fat, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. To achieve this possible benefit, soybean oil is to replace saturated fat and not increase the total number of calories you eat in a day. One serving of this product contains [x] grams of soybean oil.

A CRAVING FOR HEALTH: HEART HEALTH IN AMERICA

A Craving For Health: Heart Health In America

The Pulse of the Nation

The heart wants what the heart wants, and statistics show that America’s hearts want food options that focus on health but don’t forget taste.

15.5 million American adults have coronary heart disease. 71 million have high LDL cholesterol.

Heart health is a major concern among many Americans, but that hasn’t curbed their appetites for all the foods they love. Instead of settling or sacrificing, many consumers are searching for dietary solutions that have it all: heart-healthy benefits and the flavors they crave. It’s about taking small steps that add up to create a healthier lifestyle overall. Soybean oil is an easy place to start, which creates big potential for businesses using heart-healthy Bunge soybean oil in their products and on their menus.

*Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics — 2016 Update. A Report from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2015;133:e38-e360.
†Supportive but not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about 1½ tablespoons (20.5 grams) daily of soybean oil, which contains unsaturated fat, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. To achieve this possible benefit, soybean oil is to replace saturated fat and not increase the total number of calories you eat in a day. One serving of this product contains [x] grams of soybean oil.

*The Hartman Group, Health & Wellness 2017 and Foodservice Experience 2016

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THE OIL WITH HEART: SOYBEAN OIL & HEART HEALTH

A Look Inside Soybean Oil

Soybean oil is a heart-healthy replacement for saturated fat and may help reduce the risk for coronary heart disease* in two ways.

Down with the bad, lowers LDL cholesterol. Soybean oil has been shown to lower
Up with the good, boosts essential omegas. Soybean oil is America's #1 dietary source of essential omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Polyunsaturates are the only type of fats with strong and consistent evidence for reducing the risk of coronary heart disease when eaten in place of saturated fat.

*Supportive but not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about 1½ tablespoons (20.5 grams) daily of soybean oil, which contains unsaturated fat, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. To achieve this possible benefit, soybean oil is to replace saturated fat and not increase the total number of calories you eat in a day. One serving of this product contains [x] grams of soybean oil.
†When soybean oil substitutes an equivalent amount of saturated fat.
‡FAOSTAT (http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/FBS, 2013 Food Balance Sheet, United States of America); USDA (https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list, Full Report Soybean Oil 04044).

The Big Fat Difference

All cooking oils contain three types of fats: polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, and saturated. Both polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats are commonly referred to as “good fats,”* with the polyunsaturates having the strongest evidence as good fats.* Polyunsaturates—like the omega-3 and omega-6 found in soybean oil—are the only fats that are essential for your health, which means that your body requires them, but cannot produce them on its own.

Strong and Consistent Evidence Shows Polyunsaturated Fats Can Reduce the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease When Eaten in Place of Saturated Fat.*

*U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture. 2015–2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. 8th Edition. December 2015. Available at http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/.
†Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids. Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Chapter 8, Dietary Fats: Total Fat and Fatty Acids, pgs 426-427 (2002/05) (https://www.nal.usda.gov/sites/default/files/fnic_uploads//energy_full_report.pdf)

Take a look at how soybean oil’s levels of essential omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fats compare:

Fatty Acid Profile of Commonly Consumed Oils & Fats

Heart Health for All

Not only is soybean oil heart healthy, but Bunge helps put it within easy reach for Americans.

*USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. Oilseeds: World Markets and Trade, July 12, 2017, Table 7: Soybeans: World Supply and Distribution.
†Based on the daily adequate intake of 1.6 grams for omega-3 linolenic acid and 17 grams for omega-6 linoleic acid. Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids. Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Chapter 8, Dietary Fats: Total Fat and Fatty Acids, pgs 464,471 (2002/05) (https://www.nal.usda.gov/sites/default/files/fnic_uploads//energy_full_report.pdf)

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TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: GROWING HEALTHY BUSINESS

Taking Care of Business: Growing Healthy Business

Serving Up Opportunity

Heart-healthy Bunge soybean oil is a simple solution for food processors and foodservice providers looking to satisfy consumer demands and improve their bottom lines. Now that’s the kind of temptation that can really get hearts beating.

Heart Healthy. When used in place of saturated fats, soybean oil may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and lower LDL cholesterol.
The Right Price. Bunge's soybean oil price often compares favorably to other heart-healthy oils such as canola, corn and olive oils, and therefore may help you increase your profits.
Carry On. Bunge soybean oil is a neutral flavor carrier that allows you to create a wide range of craveable sensory experiences in all types of products and dishes.
Nature's Flavor. Bunge’s Pristine Gourmet brand offers cold-pressed and extra virgin soybean oil, which retains the bold flavors and colors inherent to the soybeans.
Higher Stability. Bunge’s Proformance brand of soybean oil (a blend of traditional soybean oil and high-oleic oil) is a heart-healthy option that also delivers a longer fry life to help optimize performance in the kitchen and elongate shelf-life for packaged foods.

*Supportive but not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about 1½ tablespoons (20.5 grams) daily of soybean oil, which contains unsaturated fat, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. To achieve this possible benefit, soybean oil is to replace saturated fat and not increase the total number of calories you eat in a day. One serving of this product contains [x] grams of soybean oil.

Food Processors and Manufacturers

Today’s consumers seek heart health as a key decider in the foods they buy. When your product delivers at least 5 grams of soybean oil per serving, you may be able to make a heart-health claim on pack.*

*Contingent on key nutrient qualifiers on a per serving basis, including total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, and the presence of one of the six naturally occurring beneficial nutrients as specified in FDA’s general health claim regulations.

Foodservice Providers

Heart health is top of mind for consumers when they eat out, and when you include soybean oil as part of your recipes, you may be able to advertise that you are using a heart-healthy oil.* Soybean oil can help you create a kitchen that stands for more than great taste. It can stand for great choices, too.

*Contingent on key nutrient qualifiers on a per serving basis, including total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, sodium, and the presence of one of the six naturally occurring beneficial nutrients as specified in FDA’s general health claim regulations.

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BUNGE CARES: OUR COMMITMENT

Bunge Cares: Our Commitment

From Farm to Heart

As a leading global food supplier, we at Bunge understand the responsibility that we have to help American consumers make informed choices about their heart health. We understand our relationship with our family of soybean farmers and everyone who contributes to bringing each crop from farm to product, plate, or person. We are deeply committed to helping grow our customers’ businesses, support the livelihood of American farmers, and, of course, encourage healthy, informed food choices for all. Bunge Soybean Oil is just one way we do it.

MORE THAN 300,000 U.S. farms are involved in soybean production, and 4 out of 5 of these farms are individual- or family-owned businesses.*

*USDA 2012 Census of Agriculture

Initiating a Groundbreaking Claim

Almost 10 years ago, Bunge recognized the heart-health potential of soybean oil. Now, based on a compelling set of randomized, controlled clinical human studies conducted by world-class nutrition research groups, we petitioned the FDA to recognize these benefits. We are thrilled about the FDA’s decision about the claim. This initiative empowers Americans to eat smarter, helps our customers create healthier options, and brings value to this abundant U.S. food crop and the American farmers who grow it.

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When used in place of saturated fats, soybean oil may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and lower LDL cholesterol.*

*Supportive but not conclusive scientific evidence suggests that eating about 1½ tablespoons (20.5 grams) daily of soybean oil, which contains unsaturated fat, may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. To achieve this possible benefit, soybean oil is to replace saturated fat and not increase the total number of calories you eat in a day. One serving of this product contains [x] grams of soybean oil.