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.