How does coconut oil compare with rapeseed oil?
As you can see from the table below, rapeseed oil has far less saturated fat and a much higher content of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat. As a nation we’re eating too much saturated fat so should aim to cut down. Current UK dietary advice is to replace saturated fats with unsaturated fats to reduce blood cholesterol. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. But remember all types of fat are high in energy and should be eaten sparingly.
|per 100g||Total fat||Saturated fats||Monounsaturated fats||Polyunsaturated fats|
|Total||Omega 6||Omega 3|