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Vegetable oil

What is vegetable oil? About the ingredient vegetable oil. Including 7,435 recipes with vegetable oil, 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 oilcorn oil - the most consumed in USA, sunflower oil, etc.), may increase the likelihood that postmenopausal women will develop breast cancer.




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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tbsp (13g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 114Calories from Fat 117
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.0g 20%
Saturated Fat 1.7g 8%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.0
Protein 0.0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Vegetable oil is usually found in the oils section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Vegetable oil is a member of the Fats and Oils USDA nutritional food group.

How much does vegetable oil weigh?

measure grams
1 tbsp 13
1 cup 218
1 tsp 4

In Chinese:素油
British (UK) term: Vegetable oil
en français:huile végétale
en español:aceite vegetal

Recipes using vegetable oil

There are 7282 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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10 Minute Enchilada Sauce
10 Minute Sichuan/Szechuan Chicken
10 Minute Thai Basil Beef
100 Percent Whole-Wheat Bread
100% Whole Wheat Banana Bread
14-Carat Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
15 Minute Broccoli Beef (Easy)
A Very Tasty Chili
Abbie's Hotcackes and Waffles
Ahmad Rashad's Banana Pancakes
Alaskan Blueberry Coffee Cake

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