Nutrition for Soybean Oil

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More


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Soybean Oil Nutrition Summary

One tablespoon of soybean oil (13.6 grams or 0.48 oz) contains 120 calories and zero grams of protein. Soybean oil consist of 100% fat, and less than 1% of water, carbohydrates or protein.

Soybean oil is an excellent source of a few nutrients, including Vitamin K.

In one tablespoon of soybean oil:

  • Calories: 120
  • Fat: 13.6 g, (Saturated: 2.1 g)
There is no significant amounts of protein, sugar, dietary fiber, cholesterol or sodium in soybean oil.

See the Soybean Oil Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Oil, vegetable, soybean, refined.

Calories in Soybean Oil

Soybean oil has 120 calories per tablespoon or 882 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat.

100 percent of calories in soybean oil are from fat.

Calories from Fat

The majority, or 100% of the calories in soybean oil are from fat. Soybean oil is high in total fat, with 13.6 grams or 21% of recommended daily values per tablespoon. Soybean Oil is cholestrol free. Most of the fat in soybean oil are healthier unsaturated fats:

  • Total fat: 13.6 g
  • Saturated fat: 2.1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 7.8 g
There is no significant amounts of cholestrol in soybean oil.

Omega-3 and Omega-6 in Soybean Oil

Soybean oil is a great source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, containing a total of 0.96 grams for every tablespoon. It contains significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid. [2]

  • alpha linoleic acid: 0.96 g
Also a good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every tablespoon of soybean oil contains a total of 6.9 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in soybean oil comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid. [2]

  • other omega 6: 0.03 g
  • linoleic acid: 6.84 g
The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in soybean oil is 7.2: 1.

Calories Similar to Soybean Oil

Some other fats or oils with similar calories to soybean oil by weight:

Protein in Soybean Oil

Soybean oil is relatively low in protein, and is not a source of complete protein, containing little or small amounts of the majority of the nine essential amino acids.

Vitamins and Minerals in Soybean Oil

An good source of nutrients, soybean oil contains abundant amounts of Vitamin K. In fact, a single tablespoon of soybean oil contains 28% of recommended daily values or 25 ug of Vitamin K.

Vitamins in soybean oil (1 tablespoon):
  • Vitamin e: 1.1 mg
  • Vitamin k: 25 ug
Minerals in soybean oil (1 tablespoon):
  • Choline: < 0.1 mg
There is no significant amounts of calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, vitamin a, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6, vitamin c, folate or vitamin b12 in soybean oil.

Similar to Soybean Oil for Vitamin K

Here are some other fats or oils with similarly abundant amounts of Vitamin K to soybean oil:

Soybean Oil Nutrition Chart

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Soybean Oil in Cooking

Most recipes call for one or two soybean oils.


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