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Food glossary

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Vegetable fat

A wide variety of solid vegetable fats are available. They can be made from any vegetable oils and some varieties have the advantage over animal fats that they are high in polyunsaturates from sunflower or safflower oil.

Uses: Fats derived from vegetable oils can be used in the same way as animal fats such as lard and butter - for frying, baking or pastry-making.

To store: Keep in the fridge for up to 2 months and use by the best before date.