vegetable oil


Definition of vegetable oil

: an oil of plant origin especially : a fatty oil from seeds or fruits

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At present, coconut oil makes up just 2% of all the vegetable oil consumed around the world. Lucy Craymer, WSJ, "Trouble in Paradise: Coconut Oil Prices Are Slipping and Sliding," 7 Jan. 2019 In small bowl, whisk whole milk, pumpkin purée, brown sugar, eggs, and vegetable oil; stir into flour mixture until almost smooth. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "The All-Time Easiest Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe," 17 July 2018 To oil the grates, keep a small bowl or container of vegetable oil beside the grill. Nancy Stohs, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "5 meats to master on the grill: We went back to school to learn the best techniques," 29 May 2018 Purée chiles, lemongrass, ginger, garlic, brown sugar, sesame oil, ¼ cup vegetable oil, and 3 Tbsp. Andy Baraghani, Bon Appetit, "Grilled Short Ribs with Pickled Daikon," 28 May 2018 Also not firmly established is the protective value of plant sources of omega-3s: alpha-linolenic acid found in flax seeds, walnuts and some vegetable oils, which could be an option for vegetarians and people allergic to fish. Jane E. Brody, New York Times, "Is It Time to Give Up on Fish Oil?," 26 Mar. 2018 Heat vegetable oil in a medium saucepan on medium to 350°F on a candy thermometer. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Churros with Chocolate-Caramel Sauce," 2 Oct. 2018 Heat a small, ovenproof, nonstick pan with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Mackenzie Wagoner, Vogue, "The Ultimate Post-Thanksgiving Detox Meal Plan," 23 Nov. 2018 Cooking Instructions Moisten a paper towel with vegetable oil and wipe a sheen onto a pan over medium-high heat. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "How To Make Simple, Easy Pancakes," 1 Sep. 2018

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1765, in the meaning defined above

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