What Type of Fat Is It?

Percentage of Specific Types of Fat in Common Oils and Fats*

Oils
Saturated
Monounsaturated
Polyunsaturated
Trans
Canola
7
58
29
0
Safflower
9
12
74
0
Sunflower
10
20
66
0
Corn
13
24
60
0
Olive
13
72
8
0
Soybean
16
44
37
0
Peanut
17
49
32
0
Palm
50
37
10
0
Coconut
87
6
2
0
Cooking Fats        
Shortening
22
29
29
18
Lard
39
44
11
1
Butter
60
26
5
5
Margarine/Spreads        
70% Soybean Oil, Stick
18
2
29
23
67% Corn & Soybean Oil Spread, Tub
16
27
44
11
48% Soybean Oil Spread, Tub
17
24
49
8
60% Sunflower, Soybean, and Canola Oil Spread, Tub
18
22
54
5

 

*Values expressed as percent of total fat; data are from analyses at Harvard School of Public Health Lipid Laboratory and U.S.D.A. publications.

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