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JSCWONDER
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2/21/13 11:15 A

Thanks!



NAUSIKAA
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2/21/13 9:50 A

Sure, well a standard olive oil works out to:

per 124 calories worth ( 14 grams), you get:

1.89g saturated fat
1.18g polyunsaturated fat
10.32g monounsaturated fat

That's in any standard olive oil.



JSCWONDER
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2/21/13 8:05 A

Ah! ok, thanks!

Any idea what the difference would be?? Difference being 0.7 grams vs the straight subtraction of listed plus 75% from total fat on the label.



NAUSIKAA
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2/21/13 6:53 A

Olive oil is 74% monounsaturated fat. I doubt it varies much between brands.



JSCWONDER
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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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