Palm oil is a type of vegetable oil that is derived from the fruit of the oil palm tree. Here are some nutrition facts about palm oil:
Calories: Palm oil is high in calories, with one tablespoon of palm oil containing around 120 calories.
Fat: Palm oil is high in saturated fat, with one tablespoon containing around 7 grams of saturated fat. Consuming too much saturated fat can increase LDL (“bad”) cholesterol levels and increase the risk of heart disease.
Vitamins and Minerals: Palm oil is a good source of vitamin E.
It’s important to note that palm oil is often used in processed foods, as well as in cosmetics and personal care products. If you choose to consume palm oil, it’s important to do so in moderation and to balance it with other healthy fats in your diet.
|Total lipid (fat)||100||g|
|Carbohydrate, by difference||0||g|
|Fiber, total dietary||0||g|
|Sugars, total including NLEA||0||g|
|Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid||0||mg|
|Vitamin B-12, added||0||µg|
|Vitamin A, RAE||0||µg|
|Vitamin A, IU||0||IU|
|Lutein + zeaxanthin||0||µg|
|Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)||15.9||mg|
|Vitamin E, added||0||mg|
|Vitamin K (phylloquinone)||8||µg|
|Fatty acids, total saturated||49.3||g|
|Fatty acids, total monounsaturated||37||g|
|Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated||9.3||g|
|PUFA 20:5 n-3 (EPA)||0||g|
|PUFA 22:5 n-3 (DPA)||0||g|
|PUFA 22:6 n-3 (DHA)||0||g|
The nutrition facts are provided by the United States Department of Agriculture for Palm Oil (100 g). www.usda.gov