Fat Composition

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Fat Composition of Different Types of Oil

 Fat Composition of Various Oils and Fats

(Percentages in bold indicate that an oil contains either the highest or lowest level among edible oils for a particular fat component.)

Types of Oil

Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids (PUFA)

Monounsaturated Fatty Acids (MUFA)

Total Unsaturated Fatty Acids (3)

Saturated Fatty Acid (SAFA)

Vegetable Oils and Shortening

Mustard Oil

23%

76%

99%

1%

Canola Oil <....more>

33%

55%

88%

  7%

Almond Oil

19%

73%

92%

8%

Hazelnut Oil

14%

76%

90%

10%

Safflower Oil

75%

12%

87%

9%

Sunflower Oil

66%

20%

86%

  10%

Grape Seed Oil

71%

17%

88%

12%

Corn Oil

59%

24%

83%

13%

Olive Oil

8%

74%

82%

13%

Sesame Oil

46%

40%

86%

14%

Walnut Oil

67%

19%

86%

14%

Soybean Oil

58%

23%

81%

14%

Peanut Oil

32%

46%

78%

17%

Avocado Oil

10%

70%

80%

20%

Wheat Germ Oil

50%

30%

80%

20%

Cottonseed Oil

52%

18%

70%

26%

Lard

12%

47%

59%

41%

Palm Oil

9%

37%

46%

49%

Cocoa Butter

3%

35%

38%

62%

Butter

4%

30%

34%

66%

Margarine (Hard)

16%

14%

30%

80%

Soft Tub Margarine (2)

31%

47%

78%

17%

Stick Margarine (2)

18%

59%

77%

19%

Vegetable Shortening (2)

14%

51%

65%

31%

Palm Kernel Oil

2%

11%

13%

81%

Coconut Oil <....more>

2%

6%

8%

86%

Animals Fats

Tuna Fat (1)

37

26

63

27

Chicken Fat

21

45

66

30

Lard

11

45

56

40

Mutton Fat

8

41

49

47

Beef Fat

4

42

46

50

Butter Fat

4

29

33

62

(1) Fat from white tuna, canned in water, drained solids

(2) Made with hydrogenated soybean oil and hydrogenated cottonseed oil

(3) Total unsaturated fatty acids = polysaturated fatty acids + monounsaturated fatty acids.  The sum of total unsaturated fatty acids + saturated fatty acids will not add to 100% because each item has a small amount of other fatty substances that are neither saturated nor unsaturated 

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