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Calories in Soybean Oil
Fat Content, Health Benefits

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Soybean Oil Calories & Fat Content

One Tablespoon contains 120 calories.

This lipid is rich in polyunsaturated fat which means that it holds cholesterol-lowering abilities for the bad types of cholesterol within the human body. That's the stuff that has the power to clog our arteries, thus impacting heart health in a negative manner.

The polyunsaturated fat works by decreasing the absorption of cholesterol in the gut.

Soybean oil may also hold properties that assist in relieving joint pain.

In addition, it is an ingredient in some commercially sold mosquito repellents.

* Some individuals experience allergic reactions to soy-based products.

Fat distribution in soybean oil using rounded numbers, based on 1 Tablespoon:

Total fatty acids = 14 g
Saturated fat = 2 g [one of the unhealthier lipids that should be limited]
Monounsaturated fat = 3 g
Polyunsaturated fat = 8 g
Trans fat = 0.072 [one of the worst types of lipids]

Calories Add Up Quickly

The next time that you prepare a recipe that requires oil, try to remember this.... One cup of not only soybean oil - but almost all cooking oils - contains close to 2,000 calories.

That means that if the recipe renders ten servings, it will contain about 200 kcals before any other ingredients are added.

The other element that adds the bulk of calories to recipes, particularly desserts, is sugar. White sugar, dark brown sugar, light brown sugar - and also other foods used for sweetening power such as honey, syrup and molasses.

One cup of sugar contains about 800 calories. So if our recipe ingredients include a cup of oil and a cup of sugar - and there are ten servings to the recipe, we're now close to 300 kcals per serving.

Nutrition Facts for Soybean Oil

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams
1 tbsp
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
0.05
0.01
0.11
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
0.01
0.00
0.02
0.00
Copper, Cu
mg
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Manganese, Mn
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
Betaine
mg
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Vitamin B-12
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 (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
8.18
1.11
17.83
0.37
Vitamin E, added
mg
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Tocopherol, beta
mg
0.90
0.12
1.96
0.04
Tocopherol, gamma
mg
64.26
8.74
140.09
2.89
Tocopherol, delta
mg
21.30
2.90
46.43
0.96
Vitamin D
IU
0
0
0
0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
g
183.9
25.0
400.9
8.3
Dihydrophylloquinone
g
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Menaquinone-4
g
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Lipids
Saturated Fat
g
15.650
2.128
34.117
0.704
Monounsaturated Fat
g
22.783
3.098
49.667
1.025
Polyunsaturated Fat
g
57.740
7.853
125.873
2.598
Fatty acids, total trans
g
0.533
0.072
1.162
0.024
Fatty acids, total trans-monoenoic
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Fatty acids, total trans-polyenoic
g
0.533
0.072
1.162
0.024
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
0
0
Stigmasterol
mg
59
8
129
3
Campesterol
mg
62
8
135
3
Beta-sitosterol
mg
172
23
375
8
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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