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Packaged Foods

Inferior Soybean Oil?

zackly | Nov 29, 202009:10 AM     1

I bought some inexpensive house brand Soybean Oil @ my local supermarket recently, $3.99 gallon. Today I fried some flour tortillas in it, for Crunchy Tacos and it had an off putting odor and flavor. It's not the fishy odor I dislike from heated Canola oil but more of a rancid type odor. The use by date is May 2021. It tastes fine unheated. I wonder are there grades of Soybean oil or other cooking oils similar to olive oil grading? Could this manufacturer have bought an inferior batch of soybeans or had a screw up in the processing that yielded a lesser quality oil?

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