Coconut Oil vs. Olive Oil

Nutrition comparison of Coconut Oil and Olive Oil


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

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

For a quick recap of significant nutrients and differences in coconut oil and olive oil:

  • Both coconut oil and olive oil are high in calories and saturated fat.
  • Olive oil is an excellent source of Vitamin E.
Detailed nutritional comparison of coconut oil and olive oil 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: Coconut Oil (Oil, coconut) and Olive Oil (Oil, olive, salad or cooking) . Have a correction or suggestions? Shoot us an email.


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Here's an infographic summarizing the nutritional differences between coconut oil and olive oil. marks particularly rich nutrients.


Calories and Carbs

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Both coconut oil and olive oil are high in calories. Coconut oil is very similar to olive oil for calories - coconut oil has 892 calories per 100 grams and olive oil has 884 calories.

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

Macro Ratios from Calories:

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Fat

saturated fat

Both coconut oil and olive oil are high in saturated fat. Coconut oil has 497% more saturated fat than olive oil - coconut oil has 82.5g of saturated fat per 100 grams and olive oil has 13.8g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both coconut oil and olive oil are low in trans fat - coconut oil has 0.03g of trans fat per 100 grams and olive oil does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamins

Vitamin E

Olive oil is an excellent source of Vitamin E and it has 129 times more Vitamin E than coconut oil - coconut oil has 0.11mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and olive oil has 14.4mg of Vitamin E.

Vitamin K

Olive oil has 99 times more Vitamin K than coconut oil - coconut oil has 0.6ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and olive oil has 60.2ug of Vitamin K.

The B Vitamins

Minerals

calcium

Coconut oil and olive oil contain similar amounts of calcium - coconut oil has 1mg of calcium per 100 grams and olive oil has 1mg of calcium.

iron

Olive oil has 10 times more iron than coconut oil - coconut oil has 0.05mg of iron per 100 grams and olive oil has 0.56mg of iron.

potassium

Olive oil and coconut oil contain similar amounts of potassium - olive oil has 1mg of potassium per 100 grams and coconut oil does not contain significant amounts.

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Coconut Oil Olive Oil
alpha linoleic acid 0.019 G 0.761 G
Total 0.019 G 0.761 G

omega 6s

Comparing omega-6 fatty acids, olive oil has more linoleic acid than coconut oil per 100 grams.

Coconut Oil Olive Oil
other omega 6 0.076 G 0.414 G
linoleic acid 1.683 G 9.762 G
Total 1.759 G 10.176 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: Coconut Oil (Oil, coconut) and Olive Oil (Oil, olive, salad or cooking) .

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