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58.8 USES OF FATS AND OILS

The uses of fats and oils are as follows:

  1. Oils and fats are important constituent of food. They are used as food mainly to provide energy.
  2. Oils are used for the preparation of margarine and soaps.
  3. Some oils such as cod liver oil find medicinal application.
  4. Fats and oils are also used in the manufacture of cosmetics such as cold creams, lipsticks, lotions; etc.
  5. Certain drying oils such as linseed oil are used in oil-based paints.
  6. Some oils are used for lubrication of machine parts.