Canola Oil vs. Bacon

Nutrition comparison of Canola Oil and Cooked Bacon


Ever wonder how your favorite foods stack up against each other in terms of nutrition?

We compared the nutritional contents of canola oil versus cooked bacon (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in canola oil and bacon:

  • Both bacon and canola oil are high in calories and saturated fat.
  • Bacon has more riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B12.
  • Canola oil is an excellent source of Vitamin E.
Detailed nutritional comparison of canola oil and bacon is analyzed below. You can also visualize the nutritional comparison for a custom portion or serving size and see how the nutrition compares.

USDA sources for nutritional information: Canola Oil (Oil, vegetable, Natreon canola, high stability, non trans, high oleic (70%)) and Bacon (Pork, bacon, rendered fat, cooked) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Calories and Carbs

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Both bacon and canola oil are high in calories. Bacon is very similar to canola oil for calories - bacon has 898 calories per 100 grams and canola oil has 884 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, canola oil is similar to bacon for protein, carbs and fat. Canola oil has a macronutrient ratio of 0:0:100 and for bacon, 0:0:100 for protein, carbohydrates and fat from calories.

Macro Ratios from Calories:

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Protein

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Bacon and canola oil contain similar amounts of protein - bacon has 0.07g of protein per 100 grams and canola oil does not contain significant amounts.

Fat

saturated fat

Both bacon and canola oil are high in saturated fat. Bacon has 391% more saturated fat than canola oil - bacon has 32g of saturated fat per 100 grams and canola oil has 6.5g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both canola oil and bacon are low in trans fat - canola oil has 0.77g of trans fat per 100 grams and bacon does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

Canola oil has less cholesterol than bacon - bacon has 97mg of cholesterol per 100 grams and canola oil does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin A

Bacon has more Vitamin A than canola oil - bacon has 11ug of Vitamin A per 100 grams and canola oil does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin E

Canola oil is an excellent source of Vitamin E and it has more Vitamin E than bacon - canola oil has 21.8mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and bacon does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Bacon has more riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B12.

Canola Oil Bacon
Thiamin ~ 0.004 MG
Riboflavin ~ 0.015 MG
Niacin ~ 0.725 MG
Pantothenic acid ~ 0.007 MG
Vitamin B6 ~ 0.005 MG
Vitamin B12 ~ 0.09 UG

Minerals

calcium

Bacon and canola oil contain similar amounts of calcium - bacon has 1mg of calcium per 100 grams and canola oil does not contain significant amounts.

iron

Bacon has more iron than canola oil - bacon has 0.13mg of iron per 100 grams and canola oil does not contain significant amounts.

potassium

Bacon has more potassium than canola oil - bacon has 15mg of potassium per 100 grams and canola oil does not contain significant amounts.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

For omega-3 fatty acids, canola oil has more alpha linoleic acid (ALA) than bacon per 100 grams.

Canola Oil Bacon
alpha linoleic acid 2.597 G 0.476 G
Total 2.597 G 0.476 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, both canola oil and bacon contain significant amounts of linoleic acid.

Canola Oil Bacon
other omega 6 ~ 0.442 G
linoleic acid 14.501 G 9.426 G
Total 14.501 G 9.868 G



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The comparison below is by common portions, e.g. cups, packages. You can also see a more concrete comparison by weight at equal weight (by grams) comparison.

Note: The specific food items compared are: Canola Oil (Oil, vegetable, Natreon canola, high stability, non trans, high oleic (70%)) and Bacon (Pork, bacon, rendered fat, cooked) .

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