Fats provide a concentrated source of energy for the body, insulate body tissues, and transport fat soluble vitamins through the blood. They provide essential fatty acids and play an important role in nutrition. Oil is purified fat of plant or animal origin, which is liquid at room temperature. Key Definitions Fats and oils are made up of basic units called fatty acids. Saturated Fatty Acids are found predominantly in animal sources such as meat and poultry, whole or reduced-fat ...

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