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Calories in Sesame Oil

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Sesame Seed Oil Calories

One Tablespoon contains 120 calories and is mostly unsaturated fat. It is very rich in phytosterols. More on that topic below.

Fat Distribution in Sesame Oil Based on 1 Tablespoon

Total fatty acids = 13.6 g
Saturated fat = 1.9 g [one of the unhealthier lipids that should be limited]
Monounsaturated fat = 5.4 g
Polyunsaturated fat = 5.7 g
Trans fat = 0 g
Cholesterol = 0 mg's
Phytosterols = 118 mg's

Phytosterols in Sesame Seed Oil

Many cooking and oils used as salad dressings hold 20 to 30 milligrams of phytosterols. So 118 mg's is huge. Phytosterols compete for absorption in the gut with cholesterol.

For significant heart benefits, this cholesterol-fighter is king in the world of oils.

And honorable mention is safflower oil with contains 60 mg's of phytosterols.

Nutrition Facts for Sesame Seed Oil

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams
1 tablespoon
-------
13.6g
1 cup
-------
218g
1 tsp
-------
4.5g
Energy
Water
g
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Calories, Energy
kcal
884
120
1927
40
Energy
kJ
3699
503
8064
166
Protein
g
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Total lipid (fat)
g
100.00
13.60
218.00
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
0.00
0.00
0.00
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
0.2
0.0
0.4
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
1.40
0.19
3.05
0.06
Vitamin K
g
13.6
1.8
29.6
0.6
Lipids

Saturated Fat

g
14.200
1.931
30.956
0.639

Monounsaturated Fat

g
39.700
5.399
86.546
1.786

Polyunsaturated

g
41.700
5.671
90.906
1.877
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
0
0
Phytosterols
mg
865
118
1886
39
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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