Nutrition for Vegetable Oil

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More

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Vegetable Oil Nutrition Summary

One tablespoon of vegetable oil (13.6 grams or 0.48 oz) contains 117 calories and zero grams of protein. Vegetable oil consist of 100% fat, and less than 1% of water, carbohydrates or protein.

In one tablespoon of vegetable oil:

  • Calories: 117
  • Fat: 13.6 g, (Saturated: 1.1 g)
There is no significant amounts of protein, sugar, dietary fiber, cholesterol or sodium in vegetable oil.

See the Vegetable Oil Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Vegetable oil, palm kernel.

Calories in Vegetable Oil

Vegetable oil has 117 calories per tablespoon or 859 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat.

100% of calories in vegetable oil are from fat.

Calories from Fat

The majority, or 100% of the calories in Vegetable Oil are from fat. Vegetable oil is high in total fat, with 13.6 grams or 21% of recommended daily values per tablespoon. Most of the fat in vegetable oil are healthier unsaturated fats.

Vegetable oil is cholesterol free and trans-fat free.

  • Total fat: 13.6 g
  • Saturated fat: 1.1 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.6 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2 g
There is no significant amounts of cholesterol or trans fat in vegetable oil.

Omega-6 in Vegetable Oil

A good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every tablespoon of vegetable oil contains a total of 0.2 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in vegetable oil comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid. [2]

  • linoleic acid: 0.22 g

Calories Similar to Vegetable Oil

Some other fats or oils with similar calories to vegetable oil by weight:

Protein in Vegetable Oil

Vegetable oil is relatively low in protein, and is not a source of complete protein, containing little or small amounts of the majority of the nine essential amino acids.

Vitamins and Minerals in Vegetable Oil

Vegetable oil is not known for its abundance of vitamin and minerals, but still contains significant amounts of a couple nutrients, for example, Vitamin E and Vitamin K.

Vitamins in vegetable oil (1 tbsp):
  • Vitamin e: 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin k: 3.4 ug
Minerals in vegetable oil (1 tbsp):
  • Choline: < 0.1 mg
There is no significant amounts of calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, selenium, phosphorus, copper, manganese, vitamin a, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6, vitamin c, folate or vitamin b12 in vegetable oil.

Vegetable Oil Nutrition Chart

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Vegetable Oil in Cooking

Vegetable oil is in the top 25 most popular ingredients for recipes. Most recipes call for one or two tablespoons of vegetable oil.

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