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Also Known As : Hydrogenated fat

Usage Tips

  1. Vanaspathi can be used as a cooking oil.
  2. It is best for deep-frying.
  3. It can also be used to make bakery goods such as cakes, breads, biscuits and for making sweets and ice creams.
  4. It should be stored in an airtight container.

Common names and forms

  1. Dalda
  2. Edible Vegetable Fat (Hydrogenated)
  3. Edible Vegetable Hydrogenated Oil
  4. Hydrogenated Vegetable Fat
  5. Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Vanaspati)
  6. Vanaspati ghee
  7. Vegetable ghee
  8. Vegetable ghee( Dalda)


Vanaspati is white and grainy textured fat which is made from vegetable oils which are converted to solid form by the process of hydrogenation.

Selection Guide

Choose vanaspati from a trusted brand and buy packaged ones rather than buying from open containers.


Vanaspathi can have negative effects on heart health as it raises bad cholesterol levels and reduces good cholesterol levels in the body. It may increase the risk of diabetes. It can increase the risk breast cancer.(1)

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