Eat Here, Get Gas!

May 05, 2014

Many health experts believe that soy burgers, soy hot dogs, TVP chili and other modern soy products provide high octane fuel.  Figures released by the American Oil Chemists Association have proven them right!

SPI (soy protein isolate) — the ingredient that provides the familiar ground-meat like texture in soy lasagna, soy chili and hundreds of other products — contains some 38 petroleum compounds including, but not limited to:   butyl, methyl and ethyl esters of fatty acids; phenols, diphenyls and phenyl esters; abietic acid derivatives, diehydroabietinal, hexanal and 2-butyl-2-octenal aldehydes; dehydroabietic acid methyl ester; dehyroabietene and abietatriene.

The American Oil Chemists Association did not provide data on what kind of mileage soy eaters can expect.

For more information and sources, get my book The Whole Soy Story: The Dark Side of America’s Favorite Health Food.

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