You find vegetable oils and fats almost everywhere since they represent an important ingredient in a vast number of products. Among other things, vegetable oils and fats contribute to flavour, texture and structure.
They are used in the manufacturing of many foodstuffs: from food dressings to dairy and confectionery products.
But vegetable oils and fats are not only used in food applications, they are also used in, cosmetics, detergents, paints, plastics, candles, pharmaceuticals and biofuels, among many other technical applications.
Oilseeds are also important in animal nutrition as they are used in animal feed.