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GUIDE TO EDIBLE OILS

Introduction
People have traditionally used the fats and oils that were available in their countries or area of the world. For example, those living around the Mediterranean used olive oil, people in tropical areas used palm and coconut, while people from Northern Europe used fats of animal origin; tallows, lards and butter. Trade and production of edible oils was really quite limited. With a growing population and an increased need for edible oils, oils and oilseeds have become commodity items, which are bought and sold throughout the world. The most common oils traded on the global market are canola, coconut, corn, cottonseed, lard, palm and palm fractions, peanut (groundnut), soybean, and sunflower.

The National Cottonseed Products Association presents this Guide to Edible Oils as a handy quick-reference about oil composition, processing, selection, application, quality evaluation and nutrition in a user-friendly format that covers all major edible oils.

 

Acknowledgments
The National Cottonseed Products Association thanks the following people for their help in producing this guide:
Writing: Richard F. Stier, Consulting Food Scientist
Editing: Dr. Nancy DiMarco, R.D., L.D. Department of Food and Nutrition Sciences, Texas Womanıs University; Dr. Michael Blumenthal, Ph.D., Director, Laboratory Operations, Libra Technologies, Inc.; Walter Farr, Vice President, Technical Services and Refined Oils, Owensboro Grain Edible Oils

 

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