Vegetable oil

triglyceride extracted from a plant
African food cooked with vegetable oil.
Olive oil is a common vegetable oil, used for Mediterranean cuisine.

Vegetable oils are triglyceride oils made from plants. They are used in food and for cooking. In past centuries they were much used as fuel in oil lamps. Some kinds of plant oils that people use are palm oil, maize, olive, peanut, rapeseed, soy, and sunflower.

Margarine is an artificial butter made from vegetable oil.