Flaxseed Oil vs. Bacon

Nutrition comparison of Flaxseed 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 flaxseed oil versus cooked bacon (100g each) below using 2020 USDA and NIH data[1].

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

  • Both flaxseed oil and bacon are high in calories and saturated fat.
  • Bacon has more riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B12.
Detailed nutritional comparison of flaxseed 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: Flaxseed Oil (Oil, flaxseed, cold pressed) 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 flaxseed oil and bacon are high in calories. Flaxseed oil is very similar to flaxseed oil for calories - flaxseed oil has 884 calories per 100 grams and bacon has 898 calories.

For macronutrient ratios, flaxseed oil is similar to bacon for protein, carbs and fat. Flaxseed 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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Flaxseed oil and bacon contain similar amounts of protein - flaxseed oil has 0.11g of protein per 100 grams and bacon has 0.07g of protein.

Fat

saturated fat

Both flaxseed oil and bacon are high in saturated fat. Bacon has 256% more saturated fat than flaxseed oil - flaxseed oil has 9g of saturated fat per 100 grams and bacon has 32g of saturated fat.

trans fat

Both flaxseed oil and bacon are low in trans fat - flaxseed oil has 0.09g of trans fat per 100 grams and bacon does not contain significant amounts.

cholesterol

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

Vitamins

Vitamin A

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

Vitamin E

Flaxseed oil has more Vitamin E than bacon - flaxseed oil has 0.47mg of Vitamin E per 100 grams and bacon does not contain significant amounts.

Vitamin K

Flaxseed oil has more Vitamin K than bacon - flaxseed oil has 9.3ug of Vitamin K per 100 grams and bacon does not contain significant amounts.

The B Vitamins

Bacon has more riboflavin, niacin and Vitamin B12.

Flaxseed 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

Flaxseed oil and bacon contain similar amounts of calcium - flaxseed oil has 1mg of calcium per 100 grams and bacon has 1mg of calcium.

iron

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

potassium

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

Omega-3 and Omega-6

omega 3s

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

Flaxseed Oil Bacon
alpha linoleic acid 53.368 G 0.476 G
Total 53.368 G 0.476 G

omega 6s

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

Flaxseed Oil Bacon
other omega 6 0.031 G 0.442 G
linoleic acid 14.327 G 9.426 G
Total 14.358 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: Flaxseed Oil (Oil, flaxseed, cold pressed) and Bacon (Pork, bacon, rendered fat, cooked) .

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