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Food: Vegetable Oils Test Kit

Various oils used in cooking and processed food, including corn oil, groundnut oil, sunflower oil and rapeseed/canola oil. 29 vials.

Food: Vegetable Oils Test Kit

Ref: 8079



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  • Detailed Description

    Various oils used in cooking and processed food, including corn oil, groundnut oil, sunflower oil and rapeseed/canola oil. 29 vials.


    Products sold as "vegetable oil" sold in supermarkets can come from various sources. Manufacturers will use different combinations of oils at different times.



    Many of the oils are also used as carrier oils in massage.


    VO 1    Almond Oil   
    Limited use in cooking, but also used as amassage oil and in skin care preparations.

    VO 2    Almond Oil, Sweet Organic
    VO 3    Argan Oil   
    Used in cooking especially in Morocco, also in cosmetics and taken as a nutritional supplement.

    VO 4    Avocado Oil   
    Used in cooking and in personal care products and cosmetics.

    VO 5    Coconut Oil   
    Used in baked goods, pastries, confectionery, and sautés. Also used in non-dairy creamers and snack foods including popcorn. Has become increasingly popular in health and natural food circles.

    VO 6    Coconut Oil, Virgin, Organic
    VO 7    Corn Oil   
    One of the most common cooking oils; also used in salad dressing, margarine, mayonnaise, prepared goods like spaghetti sauce and baking mixes, and to fry prepared foods like potato chips and French fries.

    VO 8    Cottonseed Oil   
    A major food oil, often used in industrial food processing. Margarine, shortening, salad dressings, commercially fried products.

    VO 9    Ghee   
    Clarified butter that originated in India and is commonly used in South Asian (Indian, Bangladeshi, Nepali, Sri Lankan, and Pakistani) cuisine and ritual. (Not strictly a vegetable oil, but used in the same way in some countries.)

    VO 10    Grapeseed Oil   
    Used in cooking and cosmetics.

    VO 11    Groundnut Oil / Peanut Oil / Arachis Oil   
    Often used in Chinese, South Asian and Southeast Asian cuisine. Used to make soap.

    VO 12    Hazelnut Oil   

    VO 13    Macadamia Oil   
    Used in cooking (particularly in Australia); also used in cosmetics.

    VO 14    Mustard Seed Oil   
    Often used for cooking in North India, Eastern India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

    VO 15    Olive Oil   
    Used in cooking, cosmetics and soaps.

    VO 16    Olive Oil, Organic
    VO 17    Palm Oil   
    Widely used in the commercial food industry. A common home cooking ingredient in the tropical belt of Africa, Southeast Asia and parts of Brazil.

    VO 18    Rapeseed/Canola Oil   
    One of the most widely used cooking oils.

    VO 19    Rice Bran Oil   
    Popular as a cooking oil in several Asian countries, including Japan and China.  Also used in cosmetics, confectionery, shoe creams and polishing compounds. Used in the preparation of vegetable (non-butter) ghee.

    VO 20    Safflower Oil
    VO 21    Safflower Oil, Organic   

    VO 22    Sesame Oil   
    Used as a cooking oil in South India, it is often used as a flavor enhancer in Chinese, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Korean, and Southeast Asian cuisine. Used in Ayurvedic medicine.

    VO 23    Sesame Oil, Organic   

    VO 24    Sesame Oil, Toasted
    VO 25    Soybean Oil/ Soya Bean Oil   
    Accounts for about half of worldwide edible oil production.  Also used as a base for some printing inks and oil paints.

    VO 26    Soybean Oil/ Soya Bean Oil, Organic
    VO 27    Sunflower Oil   
    A common cooking oil.

    VO 28    Sunflower Oil, Organic
    VO 29    Walnut Oil   
    Mainly used in cold dishes and salad dressings.

  • Comments

    The production process of vegetable oil involves the removal of oil from plant components, typically seeds. This can be done via mechanical extraction using an oil mill or chemical extraction using a solvent. The extracted oil can then be purified and, if required, refined or chemically altered.

    Chemical extraction (using solvents) produces higher yields and is quicker and less expensive than mechanical extraction. The most common solvent is petroleum-derived hexane (in Industrial and Environmental Test Kit 3).

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