Oils and their composition

The following table lists a number of popular seed oils. For each oil a breakdown of their content by fatty acid type is shown, along with their smoke point.

Name

Saturated

W7+9+11

W6

W3

Smoke point C

Almond oil

5

78

17

 

216

Avocado oil

20

70

10

 

271

Butter*

62

29

2.2

1.4

c275

Cocoa butter

64

30

3

 

 

Coconut oil

91

6

3

0

177-232

Corn oil

13

27.5

53

1

178-232

Flaxseed oil

4

19

14

58

107

Ghee (clarified butter)

62

29

4

2

252

Hemp oil

8

12

60

20

165

Lard (pig fat)

39

45

10

1

188

Olive oil (virgin)

13

77

9

 

100-191-242

Palm oil (kernel)

85

13

2

 

235

Peanut oil

18

47

29

 

160-232

Pumpkin seed oil

9

34

50

7

 

Rapeseed oil

(Canola)

7

54

30

7

204

Safflower oil

12

13

75

 

107-266

Sesame oil

 

13

42

45

 

177-232+

Soybean oil

 

15

26

50

7

160-238

Suet (beef fat)

55

34

2.5

1

200

Sunflower oil

 

12

23

65

 

225-232

Vegetable oil

 

 

 

 

182?

 

References:

1) Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill, Udo Erasmus, ISBN 0-920470-38-6

2) http://nutritiondata.self.com/