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Cottonseed Oil

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Cottonseed Oil review: 28 facts and highlights

Cottonseed Oil
Cottonseed Oil

Why is Cottonseed Oil better than the average?

  • more polyunsaturated fatty acids per 100g
    51.9gvs33.06g
  • more vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) per 100g
    35.3mgvs17.29mg
  • more vitamin K per 100g
    24.7µgvs17.44µg
  • more saturated fatty acids per 100g
    25.9gvs22.75g

Top nutrition facts and health benefits

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General values

1. more choline per 100g

0.2mg

Choline is essential for the production of cellular membranes and plays a crucial role in acetylcholine synthesis and cholinergic neurotransmission.

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Soybean Lecithin Oil

350mg

2. higher water content per 100g

0g

Foods with high water content help you stay hydrated. Water also helps transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.

Best

Flaxseed Oil (cold-pressed)

0.12g

3. more proteins per 100g

0g

Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.

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Flaxseed Oil (cold-pressed)

0.11g

4. less phytosterols per 100g

324mg

Phytosterols come from plants and have a similar function to the good cholesterol, assisting in lowering bad cholesterol.

Best

Sunflower Oil (linoleic, partially hydrogenated)

10mg

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Food energy

1. more food energy (kJ) per 100g

3699kJ

The amount of food energy in kiloJoules (kJ) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 7,500 kJ (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

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Sardine Oil

3774kJ

2. more carbohydrates per 100g

0g

Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.

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Wheat Germ Oil

0g

3. more food energy (kcal) per 100g

884kcal

The amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

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Sardine Oil

902kcal

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Fats

1. more polyunsaturated fatty acids per 100g

51.9g

A form of unsaturated fat with more than one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.

Best

Safflower Oil (linoleic, over 70% linoleic acid)

74.62g

2. more saturated fatty acids per 100g

25.9g

Saturated fats are the unhealthy fatty acids that produce bad cholesterol and increase the risk of strokes and heart attacks. They come in high amounts from meat and dairy products.

Best

Coconut Oil

82.47g

3. more monounsaturated fatty acids per 100g

17.8g

A form of unsaturated fat with one double bond in its structure. Unsaturated fats are usually healthy fatty acids, increasing good cholesterol and decreasing bad cholesterol.

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Sunflower Oil (high oleic, 70% and over oleic acid)

83.69g

4. more lipids per 100g

1g

Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.

Best

Flaxseed Oil (cold-pressed)

99.98g

5. less cholesterol per 100g

0mg

Cholesterol is a lipid essential for producing hormones and takes two forms: LDL, or bad cholesterol, and HDL, good cholesterol. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) contributes to plaque, which can clog arteries and increases the risk of strokes and heart attacks. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) removes LDL from the arteries and carries it to the liver to be broken down.

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Wheat Germ Oil

0mg

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Minerals

1. more calcium content per 100g

0mg

Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg per day.

Best

Olive Oil

1mg

2. more phosphorus per 100g

0mg

Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral found in the human body, after calcium. It helps cellular reproduction and contributes to the growth and repair of tissues.

Best

Flaxseed Oil (cold-pressed)

1mg

3. more ash per 100g

0g

The ash content refers to the total amount of minerals contained (potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium).

Best

Coconut Oil

0.03g

4. more iron content per 100g

0mg

Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.

Best

Palm Oil

1mg

5. more magnesium per 100g

0mg

Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.

Best

Wheat Germ Oil

0mg

6. more potassium per 100g

0mg

Potassium is a mineral that helps muscles contract, regulates the fluid balance in the body, helps maintain a normal blood pressure and kidney health.

Best

Olive Oil

1mg

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Vitamins

1. more vitamin B12 per 100g

0µg

Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is important for maintaining the health of the nervous system. It works closely with folate (vitamin B9) in the production of red blood cells and the processing of iron.

Best

Wheat Germ Oil

0µg

2. more vitamin A (RAE) per 100g

0µg

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is primarily important for maintaining healthy vision. It also acts as an antioxidant and is important for the health of teeth, bones, soft tissues and skin. RAE (Retinol Activity Equivalent) is the unit of measurement the scientific community prefers.

Best

Cod Liver Oil

30000µg

3. more retinol per 100g

0µg

Retinol (vitamin A1) plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy vision, especially night vision. It is important for the development of skin, bones and teeth.

Best

Cod Liver Oil

30000µg

4. more vitamin A (IU) per 100g

0IU

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that comes in various forms. It is primarily important in maintaining healthy vision and the development of bones, soft tissues and skin. IU (International Units) is the unit of measurement that almost all food labels use.

Best

Cod Liver Oil

100000IU

5. more vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) per 100g

35.3mg

Vitamin E Alpha (d-alpha-tocopherol) is a fat-soluble antioxidant that protects the body's cells from the damaging effects of free radicals, strengthens the immune system and prevents blood clotting.

Best

Wheat Germ Oil

149.4mg

6. more vitamin D2 and D3 per 100g

0µg

D2 is produced by plants and D3 by the human skin when exposed to sunlight. Their main role is to maintain normal calcium and phosphorus blood levels, helping to promote bone and teeth health.

Best

Cod Liver Oil

250µg

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