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Lipids  -  Fat

 Updated 2015-08-15

 Lipids - fats - oils

In chemistry, the overall term lipids covers fats, which are solid at room temperature (20° C), and oils, which are liquid at room temperature and oils is lipids. However, in daily language the terms fat/fats and lipid/lipids are often used synonymously.

Lipids are substances that are insoluble in water and soluble in organic solvents such as ether, chloroform and benzene.

Lipids in foods are a very diverse group of components and includes a long range of constituents; triglycerides/fatty acids, phospholipids and sterols being the most common.



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