- Vegetable oil (disambiguation)
Vegetable oil is
oilderived from plant sources, as opposed to animal fats or petroleum.
Vegetable fats and oilsare commonly called vegetable oils. These are triglyceride-based, and includes cooking oils like canola oil, solid oils like cocoa butter, oils used in paintlike linseed oiland for industrial purposes.
Essential oils are based on volatile aromatic compounds, and include oils used in flavors, fragrances, and for health purposes, such as lemon oil, or oil of peppermint.
Macerated oilsare oils to which other matter has been added, such as herbs. Typically, the oil used is a food-grade fat-type oil
* Hydrogenated fats and oils are triglyceride-based fats and oils which have been sparged at high temperature and high pressure with
hydrogen. The hydrogen bonds with the triglyceride, increasing the molecular weight. Oils are hydrogenated to increase resistance to rancidity ( oxidation) or to raise the viscosity and melting point of the fat or oil.
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