Fats and oils have their place in today's modern diet. They often provide the basis the creation of other foods. They can also be eaten by themselves in some forms. Fats and oils provide nutrients like: Protein, Carbohydrates and Vitamin B6.
Fats and oils also are available in foods like: Salad dressings, Margarine, Cooking oil, Flaxseed, Shortening, Lard and Bacon grease.
Many dietary experts recommend that people eat fats and oils in moderation. Healthy varieties exist, particular in sunflower seed oil and flaxseed. Many products, such as margarine and lard, can be combined with other ingredients to create products belonging to other food categories, such as baked products.