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Calories in Sunflower Oil

Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites

Calories in Sunflower Oil

One Tablespoon contains 120 calories and is high in polyunsaturated fat, which is a very healthy positive about this oil.

Sunflower Oil Health Benefits

Polyunsaturated fat may assist in lowering high cholesterol levels, thus boosting heart health OR assist in minimizing damage in the arteries. It's like 'look ma, no clogs...'

Of course, a healthy daily diet is vital for heart health, and foods rich in polyunsaturated fat will only produce a limited amount of health benefits. Good health requires all the foods that we put into our body, working in tandem.

One late-night fix of a box of Ding Dongs and a few otherwise harmless Twinkies can undo days, weeks and even months of healthy eating, particularly when we have too many late-night visits to our humble kitchen pantry.

Many Different Mixes

Sunflower oil comes in different mixes, so it pays to be a nutrition label reader. The nutrition fact chart below depicts data for mid-oleic industrial sunflower oil.

Unique Flavor of Sunflower Oil

This smooth operator holds a unique flavor, so it's not the best oil to use in all situations. Personally speaking, I love sunflower seeds - and when I use the oil, I can taste the flavor I experience when I consume the seeds. It's the hull that lends that unique flavor which seeps into the seeds, which seeps into the oil.

Nutrition Facts for Sunflower Oil

Nutrient Units Value per
100 grams
1 tablespoon
13.6g
1 teaspoon
4.5g
1 cup
218g
Energy
Water
g
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Calories, Energy
kcal
884
120
40
1927
Energy
kJ
3699
503
166
8064
Protein
g
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Total lipid (fat)
g
100.00
13.60
4.50
218.00
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
0.03
0.00
0.00
0.07
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
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
0.0
0.4
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
41.08
5.59
1.85
89.55
Vitamin E, added
mg
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
g
5.4
0.7
0.2
11.8
Lipids, Fatty Acids
Saturated
g
9.009
1.225
0.405
19.640
Monounsaturated
g
57.334
7.797
2.580
124.988
Ppolyunsaturated
g
28.962
3.939
1.303
63.137
Total trans
g
0.219
0.030
0.010
0.477
Total trans-monoenoic
g
0.000
0.000
0.000
0.000
Total trans-polyenoic
g
0.219
0.030
0.010
0.477
Cholesterol
mg
0
0
0
0
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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