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Calories in Palm Oil

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Palm Oil Calories & Fat Content

One Tablespoon contains 120 calories and is best used outside the kitchen and in making soaps due to its unhealthy fat distribution.

There are over 1,900 kcals in one cup of palm oil.

In our Nutrition Data Chart below, you'll see lots of zero's as most oil do not generally contain a significant number of health benefits.

Note that we said 'significant number' because many do contain health benefits for the body, such as substantial Vitamin E benefits which support heart health and vision.

Oil is chiefly full of calories, and of course, full of different types of fats.

In addition, the health 'worthiness' of the oil depends greatly upon the types of lipids contained therein.

Saturated fats and Trans fats cause more damage than good to the body, particularly to vital organs and circulatory health. And there are quite a number of saturated fat grams contained in one small Tablespoon of palm oil.

Fat Distribution in Palm Oil Based on 1 Tablespoon

Total fatty acids = 13.60 g
Saturated fat = 6.7 g [one of the unhealthier lipids that should be limited]
Monounsaturated fat = 5 g
Polyunsaturated fat = 1.3 g
Cholesterol = 0 g

Red Palm Oil

It contains 126 calories, 14 grams of total fat. Unfortunately, the saturated fat is even higher in red palm oil than in the commonly used commodity - eight grams.

There are zero Trans fat and no cholesterol.

Nutrition Facts for Palm Oil

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams
1 tbsp
-------
13.6g
1 cup
-------
216g
1 tsp
-------
4.5g
Energy
Water
g
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Calories, Energy
kcal
884
120
1909
40
Energy
kJ
3699
503
7990
166
Protein
g
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Total lipid (fat)
g
100.00
13.60
216.00
4.50
Ash
g
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Fiber, total dietary
g
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Sugars, total
g
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
0
0
0
0
Iron, Fe
mg
0.01
0.00
0.02
0.00
Magnesium, Mg
mg
0
0
0
0
Phosphorus, P
mg
0
0
0
0
Potassium, K
mg
0
0
0
0
Sodium, Na
mg
0
0
0
0
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Copper, Cu
mg
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Selenium, Se
g
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Vitamins
Vitamin C
mg
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Thiamin
mg
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Riboflavin
mg
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Niacin
mg
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Folate, total
g
0
0
0
0
Folic acid
g
0
0
0
0
Folate, food
g
0
0
0
0
Folate, DFE
g_DFE
0
0
0
0
Choline, total
mg
0.3
0.0
0.6
0.0
Vitamin B-12
g
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Vitamin B-12, added
g
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Vitamin A, RAE
g_RAE
0
0
0
0
Retinol
g
0
0
0
0
Carotene, beta
g
0
0
0
0
Carotene, alpha
g
0
0
0
0
Cryptoxanthin, beta
g
0
0
0
0
Vitamin A, IU
IU
0
0
0
0
Lycopene
g
0
0
0
0
Lutein + zeaxanthin
g
0
0
0
0
Vitamin E
mg
15.94
2.17
34.43
0.72
Vitamin E, added
mg
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Tocopherol, beta
mg
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Tocopherol, gamma
mg
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Tocopherol, delta
mg
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Vitamin K
g
8.0
1.1
17.3
0.4
Lipids

Saturated Fat

g
49.300
6.705
106.488
2.219

Monounsaturated Fat

g
37.000
5.032
79.920
1.665

Polyunsaturated

g
9.300
1.265
20.088
0.419
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
0
0
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Threonine
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Isoleucine
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Leucine
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Lysine
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Methionine
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Cystine
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Phenylalanine
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Tyrosine
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Valine
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Arginine
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Histidine
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Alanine
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Aspartic acid
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Glutamic acid
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Glycine
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Proline
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Serine
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Other
Alcohol, ethyl
g
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Caffeine
mg
0
0
0
0
Theobromine
mg
0
0
0
0

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