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The Future of the Fish Fry

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By Sarah Vacek
Vistive Gold Product Manager

For those who observe Lent – and the rest of us who just like the food – Fridays in the springtime means going to a fish fry, a fun tradition that brings family and friends together to enjoy a delicious meal.  The name gives it away, but it wouldn’t be a fish fry without fried food, with treats like french fries and hushpuppies most often accompanying the signature dish.

These foods taste great but can be high in “bad fats”¹ because of the cooking oil that’s used. But what if we could give up bad fats for Lent and still maintain the taste and texture we expect from fried foods? At Monsanto, we’ve been working hard to do just that.

Vistive Gold soybeans can be used to create cooking oil with zero trans fat² and significantly reduced saturated fat³ while still enabling the perfect taste. So you can feel less guilty about enjoying a serving size of fried food. Vistive Gold soybean oil can also last longer than traditional oils, which can help to minimize waste.

You can learn more about how Vistive Gold soybeans can help take the heat off of our fried favorites by visiting our website. You can also watch this video to see what nutritionists and dietitians are saying about Vistive Gold.



1. As claimed by the American Heart Association, “bad fats” include saturated fat and trans fat.

2. As defined by the FDA for Nutrition Facts Panel purposes.

3. Vistive Gold has 1 gram saturated fat/serving versus 3.0 grams/serving in palm oil; Vistive Gold has 1 grams/serving versus 1.5 grams /serving in fry shortening. Vistive Gold contains a total of 14 grams of fat per serving:  saturated fat – 1 gram/serving; trans fat – 0 grams; polyunsaturated fat – 2.5 grams/serving; monounsatured fat – 10 grams/serving.

2 Responses to "The Future of the Fish Fry"

  1. I’m a bit concerned that Footnote 3 here compares Vistive Gold to palm oil and fry shortening. If Vistive Gold is a variety of soybeans, shouldn’t you be comparing it to other varieties of soybeans?


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