Published: May 27, 2023

Category: Non-GMO News

Sevita Genetics has received regulatory approval for Alinova, a non-GMO, high-oleic soybean variety, which is the first of its kind for Canada’s food-grade soybean industry.

The variety, which is available for planting this growing season, is also tolerant to soybean cyst nematode. It is a mid- to late-season variety suitable for Ontario and Quebec growing conditions.

High-oleic soybean varieties are sought after by international food companies and processors because the oil profile is comparable to olive or canola oils. It is said to have greater oxidative stability, compared to standard soybean oil. This results in extended shelf life of food products.

The oil also has a unique taste profile for food manufacturing and has less saturated fat than commodity soybean oil. This makes the new variety an attractive ingredient for health-conscious consumers.

“This is a great example of our fully integrated business model creating value for growers and end users alike. Alinova and future high-oleic varieties from Sevita Genetics will be extremely high yielding and support strong premiums for growers due to their unique end use characteristics. We are very proud to have developed these varieties, which are a first for Canada and we are fully committed to continuing our investment in genetics to provide Canadian growers with high yielding and high value production opportunities in years to come,” says Sandy Hart, general manager of Sevita International.

Source: RealAgriculture

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