Shortening has 1810 calories per cup or 884 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat.
100% of calories in shortening are from fat.
The majority, or 100% of the calories in Shortening are from fat. Shortening is high in total fat
, with 204.7 grams or 320% of recommended daily values per cup. Most of the fat in shortening are healthier unsaturated fats but it also contains a very high amount of saturated fat
, about 280% of recommended daily values.
Shortening is cholesterol free
but has 26.959872 grams of trans fat.
There is no significant amounts of
cholesterol in shortening.
- Total fat: 204.7 g
- Trans fat: 27 g
- Saturated fat: 51.2 g
- Monounsaturated fat: 84.3 g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 57.5 g
Shortening is a great source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, containing a total of 3.86 grams for every cup. It contains significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid.
- alpha linoleic acid: 3.86 g
Also a good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every cup of shortening contains a total of 54.6 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in shortening comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid.
- other omega 6: 0.88 g
- linoleic acid: 53.68 g
The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in shortening is 14.1: 1.
Some other fats or oils with similar calories to shortening by weight: