Oil Nutrition
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Oils are composed primarily of fats, which makes them nature’s lubricants.

Varieties

The perfect oil (or fat) should be proportionally higher in Monounsaturated Fat and Polyunsaturated Fat, with moderate amounts of, or no, Saturated Fat Trans Fatty Acid.

Nutrition

Flavorful themselves, they also work wonderfully at transporting flavors from other ingredients and imparting a rich mouth feel but they can be high in Saturated Fat, the “bad” fat.  Some fat (unsaturated fat), is necessary for good health, but ounce for ounce, all fat is highly caloric and it is easy to have too much.

The right amount of fat as a component of daily food consumption is controversial but some dietary fat is required for good health. You know your circumstances the best and should form your diet with your particular requirements in mind. At Smart Kitchen, our focus is taste & health so we say “Enjoy Fats, in Moderation.” The FDA recommends that 30% or fewer of your daily calories should come from fat. Other credible sources recommend that 10% or fewer of daily caloric intake come from fat. Extreme cold requires more calories and a diet up to 60% fat might be appropriate. If you live in an extremely cold climate, you may get to enjoy more and moderate a bit less.