Shortening has 1810 calories per cup or 884 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat.
100 percent 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. Shortening is cholestrol free. 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:
There is no significant amounts of
cholestrol in shortening.
- Total fat: 204.7 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: