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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


Type of Fat Serving Size Calories Fat (g) Sat. Fat (g) Cholesterol (mg)
Canola oil 1 tbsp. 124 14 1
Corn oil 1 tbsp. 120 14 2
Olive oil 1 tbsp. 119 13.5 1.9
Peanut oil 1 tbsp. 119 13.5 2.3
Safflower oil 1 tbsp. 120 13.6 .8
Sesame oil 1 tbsp. 120 13.6 1.9
Sunflower oil 1 tbsp. 120 13.6 1.8
Vegetable oil 1 tbsp. 124 14 .9
Butter, salted 1 tbsp. 102 11.5 7.3
Margarine, salted 1 tbsp. 101 11.4 2
Earth Balance 1 tbsp. 100 11 3.5
Smart Balance 1 tbsp. 80 9 2.5
Pam 1 second spray 7 .7 0
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cherryblossom cherryblossom 7 years
i dont understand this the olive oil i use is extra virgin olive oil, and it has eighty calories and eleven grams of fat per tbsp.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 7 years
wow, theres 1mg of fat for every ml in almost every oil! yikes.
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