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