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What is vegetable oil? About the cooking ingredient vegetable oil. Including 7776 recipes, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.
Vegetable fats and oils are lipid materials derived from plants. Physically, oils are liquid at room temperature, and fats are solid. Chemically, both fats and oils are composed of triglycerides, as contrasted with waxes which lack glycerin in their structure. Although many different parts of plants may yield oil, in commercial practice, oil is extracted primarily from seeds.
A high consumption of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which are found in most types of vegetable oil (e.g. soybean oil, corn oil - the most consumed in USA, sunflower oil, etc.), may increase the likelihood that postmenopausal women will develop breast cancer.
Vegetable oil is usually found in the oils section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Vegetable oil is a member of the Fats and Oils USDA nutritional food group.
|British (UK) term:||Vegetable oil|
|en français:||huile végétale|
|en español:||aceite vegetal|
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