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.

  • Saturated Fat
  • Monounsaturated Fatty Acid (MUFA)
  • Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFA)
  • 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.


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

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