CHS partnering with DuPont Pioneer on Plenish® high oleic soybean program
Consumers, food manufacturers and farmers alike are driving changes in how food and ingredients are grown and processed. Food companies want ingredients that offer more functionality and a higher nutrition profile, and farmers are always looking for ways to increase margins or enter new markets. Everybody wins in the marketing scenario that pairs CHS Processing and Food Ingredients in a strategic partnership with DuPont Pioneer.
“CHS is focused on helping its farmer-owners grow, and this regional collaboration with DuPont Pioneer for production of Plenish® high oleic soybeans creates new higher-margin soybean market opportunities,” says Dave Mack, CHS director, Processing and Food Ingredients, oils and proteins. “It also benefits CHS food ingredients customers by meeting consumer demand for healthy, versatile vegetable oils. We also are exploring ways it may provide benefits to our industrial lubricants business because of the oil’s excellent stability.”
CHS is contracting with growers in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa to plant DuPont Pioneer Plenish® soybeans for processing at the CHS Processing and Food Ingredients plant at Fairmont, Minn. The 2018 planting season will be the second year of the program.
With 0g trans fat per serving and 20 percent less saturated fat than commodity soybean oil, Plenish high oleic soybean oil provides a sustainable, U.S.-grown, soy-based trans fat alternative for food companies and foodservice operators. The improved fatty acid profile provides the highest oxidative stability level of any commercially produced soybean oil. Additionally, this enhanced stability means longer fry life in restaurant applications and less polymerized oil buildup on equipment, which reduces cleaning costs.
Dave Mack’s overview of the high-oleic program was featured in an interview that aired Nov. 3, 2017 on KATE radio, Albert Lea, Minn.