Why do people not think soybean oil is disgusting?
I've read several posts that say soybean oil (usually labeled as 'vegetable oil') has a neutral flavor. In my personal experience, and talking about the oil with some foodie friends, I find it's gross. Canola and avocado oil have quite neutral flavors. I think sunflower oil also does. I've fried in peanut oil myself and I find that tastes great.
When I eat something that's been fried in soybean oil I still have a leftover taste in my mouth the next day, even after brushing my teeth twice.
KFC, Burger King, Carl's Jr. (in the USA), all use soybean oil and it makes their shit gross. Popeye's apparently uses lard - delicious. McDonald's uses Canola/Soybean blend I think - less delicious but less gross.
Why do people think soybean oil has a neutral flavor??
Huh, I read the title of this thread, said to myself "that's BS, soybean oil has no flavor," then tasted a spoonful of Wesson Best Blend (a mix of canola/soybean in unknown proportions - I bought it because it was cheap and mostly use it for salad dressings when I don't want EVOO to overwhelm the flavor) to confirm.
Lo and behold, it does taste like something! I'm mostly getting a sort of rounded, faint sweetness that reminds me of packaged soy milk or maybe silken tofu. Not really objectionable to me, but definitely noticeable.
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