Fat Content in Vegetable Oil / Ghee / Cooking Oil

Fat Content in Vegetable Oil / Ghee / Cooking Oil

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Which cooking oil is the best one for you? This online health calculator is an easy way to find out the fat content in cooking oil. Fat is one of the energy producing nutrients for your body. It is essential to include the correct proportion of fat in your diet for good health.

Four types of dietary fats react differently inside your body.

  1. Saturated Fat
  2. Monounsaturated Fatty Acid (MUFA)
  3. Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFA)
  4. Trans Fat
Saturated fat increases the level of LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) in blood, which in turn increases the risk of heart disease while unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA and PUFA) lower your LDL level. Trans fats are considered to be more harmful than saturated fats as they not only increase LDL level but also reduce HDL (good cholesterol) level.

Check out Medindia's 'Fat Content in Vegetable Oil or Ghee or Cooking Oil', an interactive diet calculator that calculates the amount of total fat, saturated fat, monounsaturated (MUFA) and polyunsaturated (PUFA) fatty acids in the edible oil you choose.

Select the Oil / Ghee Item(s)
Food Items

Clarified butter and ghee from practical paleo
Butter oil, anhydrous
Fish oil, cod liver
Fish oil, herring
Fish oil, menhaden
Fish oil, menhaden, fully hydrogenated
Fish oil, salmon
Fish oil, sardine
Oil, almond
Oil, apricot kernel
Oil, avocado
Oil, canola
Oil, cocoa butter
Oil, coconut
Oil, corn and canola
Oil, cottonseed, salad or cooking
Oil, flaxseed, cold pressed
Oil, grapeseed
Oil, hazelnut
Oil, mustard
Oil, oat
Oil, olive, salad or cooking
Oil, palm
Oil, peanut, salad or cooking
Oil, poppyseed
Oil, rice bran
Oil, safflower, salad or cooking, linoleic, (over 70%)
Oil, sesame, salad or cooking
Oil, sheanut
Oil, soybean lecithin
Oil, soybean, salad or cooking
Oil, sunflower, high oleic (70% and over)
Oil, sunflower, linoleic (less than 60%)
Oil, sunflower, linoleic, (approx. 65%)
Oil, sunflower, linoleic, (partially hydrogenated)
Oil, teaseed
Oil, tomatoseed
Oil, walnut
Oil, wheat germ
Vegetable oil, palm kernel

Interesting Facts about Fat Content in Vegetable or Cooking oil:

Lipids at room temperature that are solid are called fats while those that are liquid are called oils.
Fat is considered to be an energy dense nutrient as one gram of fat contains 37 kilojoules of energy.
Oils and fats have saturated, mono unsaturated (MUFA), poly unsaturated (PUFA) and essential fatty acids (EFA).
Safflower oil, sunflower oil, corn oil, soybean oil and fish are rich sources of polyunsaturated fatty acid.
Omega-3 fatty acid is a type of PUFA that helps reduce the risk of heart disease, maintain normal heartbeat, lower high blood pressure, and develop fetal brain.

Reference

  • http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Fats_and_oils

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