Cholesterol Content of Oils, Butter,

Most oils and butter have low cholesterol, but they contain different types of fats which make them good or bad.

Table below gives the cholesterol content in oils, butter, ghee and animal fats. 100g ghee (clarified butter) contains 200 mg cholesterol, whereas oils such as canola oil, corn oil, peanut oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil contdain almost no cholesterol.

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In the following chart, the cholesterol in oil values are approximate.

Oils, Butter, Fat


Almond oil, 1 tablepoon0mg
Cholesterol in Vegetable oils such as canola oil, corn oil, peanut oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, soybean oil, etc.), 100g0-5mg
Lard, 100g95mg
Dripping, beef, 100g95mg
Cholesterol in Butter, salted, 100g95mg
Cholesterol in Clairified Butter (Ghee), salted, 100g200mg
Margarine (all vegetable), 100g0-5mg
Cholesterol in Beef fat, 100g97mg
Chicken fat, 100g77mg
Cholesterol in Duck fat, 100g91mg
Goose fat, 100g91mg

The above table shows that non-animal based oils contain least amount of chiolesterol. Select the Which is best cooking oil.

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