Edible oil consumption has seen a rapid shift from animal/dairy based oils to plant-based oils. Some of the common and widely used plant-based oils are sunflower oil, olive oil, almond oil, groundnut and flaxseed oil. Almond oil, in recent years, has caught the fancy of doctors and general population equally.
Edible oils are an important component of the modern diet. Among the three major classes of foods – carbohydrates, protein and fat, edible oils consist of one of them. Edible oils are considered an important source of fat. In general, edible oils are extracted from aquatic or terrestrial animals or the seeds/leaves of a variety of plants.