Olive oil is 74% monounsaturated fat. I doubt it varies much between brands.
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2/21/13 3:49 A
I use this brand/variety of olive oil : "Borges Extra Virgin Olive Oil"; and have a question about the nutrient labelling.
I have noticed that the label does not mention the content of mono-unsaturated fat (which, from what Ive been reading is the healthiest type). It does mention the following info which is stated for per 14g or 1 tbsp: Calories: 123.99 Calories from fat: 123.99 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 1.7g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.1g
My question is whether it would be accurate to calculate the Mono-unsaturated fat by subtracting the two mentioned fats from the mentioned total fat?? so: 14 - 1.7 - 1.1 = 11.2g mono-unsaturated fat per 14g or per tbsp.
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