Did you know that your oil is made up of a few different types of fats — some of which are regarded as healthy and some of which are not?
There are 3 natural types of fat: Saturated Fat, Monounsaturated Fat and Polyunsaturated Fat.
Saturated fat is listed on the nutritional label of your products as a subcategory. Though they’re not often mentioned, there are 2 more subtypes that could be listed in the same area: the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats.
These last two are what is considered “good fat”. On the flip side, saturated fat is generally considered to be the “bad fat”. However, with the popularity of coconut oil, this has come under hot debate recently.
Trans fat seems to be in it’s own category, a widely known bad type of fat that is artificially created through partial-hydrogenation.
By looking at the different types of fat and the ratios of each within an oil, you can determine which ones are healthier and which ones you should limit.