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What is vegetable oil? What is the difference between vegetable oil and ghee/fat?

Last updated date: 18th Jun 2024
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Hint: There are two types of oils. They are saturated and unsaturated oils. In saturated oils there is no double bond present in their structure. In case of unsaturated oils there is a presence of at least one double bond in the chain.

Complete step by step solution:
- In the question it is asked what is a vegetable oil and write the difference between the vegetable oil and ghee.
- The oil which is extracted from plants is called vegetable oil.
- Generally vegetable oil is unsaturated in nature and contains double bonds in their structures.
- Example for vegetable oil is sunflower oil.
- The differences between vegetable oil and ghee are as follows.
Vegetable oilGhee
1It contains unsaturated fatty acid chains in their structure. It contains saturated fatty acid chains in their structure.
2It is made from animals, plants etc.It is made from milk produced by cows, buffalo’s etc.
3It contains polyunsaturated fatty acid chains, and trans fat. It contains antioxidants like Vitamin-A, vitamin D and etc.
4 It burns easily.It does not burn
5It is liquid at room temperature.It is in solid state at room temperature

Note: Because of the presence of unsaturation (double bond) in oils, oils cannot be stored for a long time. In case of ghee it is different. Ghee can be stored for a long time due to the absence of unsaturation in their structures.