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Nutritional Comparison of Cooking Fats

Cooking Tonight? See How Fats Measure Up

I know that olive oil is one of the healthiest fats you can eat, but sometimes that flavor just isn't right for the dish I'm preparing. I keep an array of different types of fats in my kitchen, so let's see how they compare nutritionally.

To see if Earth Balance is really healthier than butter

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Type of Fat Serving Size Calories Fat (g) Sat. Fat (g) Cholesterol (mg)
Canola oil 1 tbsp. 124 14 1
0
Corn oil 1 tbsp. 120 14 2
0
Olive oil 1 tbsp. 119 13.5 1.9
0
Peanut oil 1 tbsp. 119 13.5 2.3
0
Safflower oil 1 tbsp. 120 13.6 .8
0
Sesame oil 1 tbsp. 120 13.6 1.9
0
Sunflower oil 1 tbsp. 120 13.6 1.8
0
Vegetable oil 1 tbsp. 124 14 .9
0
Butter, salted 1 tbsp. 102 11.5 7.3
31
Margarine, salted 1 tbsp. 101 11.4 2
0
Earth Balance 1 tbsp. 100 11 3.5
0
Smart Balance 1 tbsp. 80 9 2.5
0
Pam 1 second spray 7 .7 0
0

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