Comparing Monounsaturated Fats in Different Oils

Comparing Monounsaturated Fats in Different Oils

Percent of Monounsaturated Fat from Total Fat

Type of Oil % of fat
Olive oil 77%
Canola Oil 62%
Peanut Oil 49%
Corn Oil 25%
Sunflower Oil 20%

You need fat in your diet to keep healthy. Fat also helps your brain function and support the absorption of vitamins. Not all fats are the same and you need more of certain fats that others.  Olive oil contains monounsaturated fats, mainly oleic acid. The FDA and scientific evidence suggests that consuming around 2 tablespoons of olive oil daily may reduce the risk of heart disease because of the monounsaturated fat.