According to the USDA Nutritional Database, one tablespoon of olive oil contains:
- 119 calories
- Vitamin E – 1.94 mg (13% of your Recommended Daily Value – RDV)
- Vitamin K – 8.1 mg (9% RDV)
- Saturatedfat – 1.9 g
- Monounsaturatedfat – 9.9 g
- Polyunsaturatedfat – 10.5 g
As you can see, olive oil contains several fats.
Based on the American Heart Organization’s guidelines, no more than 16 g of saturated fat should be consumed a day, if you’re following a 2,000 calorie diet. 1.9 g equates to roughly 12% of that maximum intake.
They also recommend that the majority of the fats you eat should be monounsaturated (MUFA) or polyunsaturated (PUFA), although there is no specificrecommended amount.
As you can see, olive oil is high in both MUFAs and PUFAs, and it’s these high levels of ‘good fats’ (particularly the monounsaturated type) that give a simple spoonful of extra virgin olive oil some of its amazing health benefits.
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