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What are “oils”?


Oils are fats that are liquid at room temperature, like the vegetable oils used in cooking.
Oils come from many different plants and from fish. Some common oils are:
• canola oil • corn oil • cottonseed oil
• olive oil • safflower oil • soybean oil • sunflower oil

Some oils are used mainly as flavorings, such as walnut oil and sesame oil. Anumber of foods are naturally high in oils, like:
• nuts • olives • some fish • avocados