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Guide to Vegetable Oil and Its Many Applications

TVegetable Oil SXC ID972585here are a plethora of varieties of vegetable oils, from grapeseed to mustard, each with qualities useful for specific applications. Many may be consumed in reasonable quantity without negatively affecting health. Some contain omega fatty acids, while others may contain trans-fat. Some are beneficial in our diet, whereas others may be better suited for other purposes, such as in formulating paints. Some may be used in cleaning, with others are suitable for biodiesel fuel. Learn more about the many uses of vegetable oil, whether common or obscure, for the home or for your science projects.

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