Glossary of Bulk Oil Terms

Fry Oil

Posted by Alexa Ketterling

Aug 9, 2018 1:40:24 PM

A fry oil is different from a salad oil in that it usually contains an anti-foam agent.  This additive is usually only a few parts per million, and its purpose is to break the surface tension of the hot oil in the fryer as it bubbles. This anti-foam agent, often dimethylpolysiloxane, helps to avoid splattering and popping of the oil — and burning chefs in the kitchen as a result!