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Fats (Lipids)


Lipids are fats, oils, and other substances that are not soluble in water. Fats are extracted from plants and animals, and are composed of fatty acids (saturated and unsaturated). Fats are known to add texture and flavor and act as a cooking medium.


Foods and oils with higher amounts of monounsaturated fats include:

  • Nuts

  • Avocado

  • Canola oil

  • Olive oil

  • Safflower oil (high oleic)

  • Sunflower oil

  • Peanut oil

  • Sesame oil

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