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A variety of alternate ingredients that can be used instead of oil or butter in the preparation of foods. Substitute products exist with reduced fat and no fat and in different forms such as spreadable and liquid. Fruit purees or applesauce can be used as oil substitutes for baking purposes. Add skim milk to applesauce or fruit-based purees for liquid cooking oil substitutes. Butter buds mixed to form a liquid, corn syrup, and cooking sprays may also be used as good oil substitutions. Non-sticking cooking pans can be used in order to reduce or eliminate oil required for cooking. For specific food oils used in cooking, consult the "Food Substitutions" guide for suggested alternatives.
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