Do You Know the Cholesterol Level in Coconut Oil?

Q:
Do you know the cholesterol level in coconut oil?

A:
Coconut oil is an edible oil extracted from the kernel or meat of mature coconuts. It has a saturated fat content of 90 percent. But study found that there is no cholesterol contained in coconut oil.

According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database, 15 milliliters (ml) of coconut oil contains:

  • 0 milligrams (mg) of cholesterol
  • 0 g of protein
  • 14 g of fat (12g saturated fat, 1g monounsaturated fat, and 0.5g polyunsaturated fat)
  • 120 calories
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