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Old 05-18-2009, 12:13 PM   #11
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All oils contain the same amount of fat and calories.

14 grams of fat and 120 calories per tablespoon.
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Old 05-18-2009, 01:15 PM   #12
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All oils contain the same amount of fat and calories.

14 grams of fat and 120 calories.
But they differ significantly in the amounts of the various TYPES of fat they contain, and that matters health wise. They also vary in taste, and that matters in cooking.
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But they differ significantly in the amounts of the various TYPES of fat they contain, and that matters health wise. They also vary in taste, and that matters in cooking.

Agreed but not the OP's question.
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Agreed but not the OP's question.
Exactly. Thank you.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:00 PM   #15
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Another important distinction between different oils is the ratio of omega-3 vs. omega 6 essential fatty acids and omega-9 fatty acid content. Most people consume too much omega-6 efa vs. omega-3 efa.

The best vegetable oil source of omega-3 fatty acid is flax oil. Canola also is a decent source (about 1/7 as high as flax). Olive oil is high in omega-9 fatty acids.
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I've removed the extraneous chat.

Chile chef, has your question been sufficiently answered? To recap, oil=fat. There are however, bad fats and good fats. See the link posted for which is which.

Edit: I'm closing this until CC lets me know if his question is fully answered.
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