The rapid development of China's economy has resulted in a dramatic increase in the production and purchase of instant fried food products by consumers. China's food industry has relied largely on the importation of soybean oil and palm oil. Palm oil is widely used by the commercial food industry because of its high oxidative stability and low cost. In contrast, the demand for rapeseed oil and peanut oil has gradually increased but only for domestic frying. In the future, specialized frying oils with improved stability and function will be developed for industrial and domestic frying in China.