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Vegetable oil vs Cooking oil - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Vegetable oil and Cooking oil different?

  • Vegetable oil is richer in Polyunsaturated fat, while Cooking oil is higher in Vitamin K, Iron, and Monounsaturated Fat.
  • Cooking oil covers your daily need of Vitamin K 33% more than Vegetable oil.
  • Vegetable oil contains 3 times more Polyunsaturated fat than Cooking oil. Vegetable oil contains 33.033g of Polyunsaturated fat, while Cooking oil contains 10.523g.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +330.8%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 0% 0%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 22% 1% 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1%
Contains more Zinc +∞%
Contains less Sodium -100%
Contains more Iron +330.8%
Contains more Calcium +∞%
Contains more Potassium +∞%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin K +186.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 14.35
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 296% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 53% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 287% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 151% 0%
Contains more Vitamin K +186.7%
Equal in Vitamin E - 14.35

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
29
Vegetable oil
36
Cooking oil
Mineral Summary Score
1
Vegetable oil
3
Cooking oil

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
0%
Vegetable oil
0%
Cooking oil
Carbohydrates
0%
Vegetable oil
0%
Cooking oil
Fats
462%
Vegetable oil
462%
Cooking oil

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Vegetable oil Cooking oil
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Vegetable oil Cooking oil
Low Calories diet Equal
Low Fats diet Equal
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Vegetable oil
Vegetable oil contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Vegetable oil
Vegetable oil is cheaper (difference - $0.1)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cooking oil
Cooking oil is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.559g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Cooking oil
Cooking oil is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Vegetable oil Cooking oil Opinion
Calories 884 884
Protein 0 0
Fats 100 100
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 0 0
Vitamin D 0 0
Iron 0.13 0.56 Cooking oil
Calcium 0 1 Cooking oil
Potassium 0 1 Cooking oil
Magnesium 0 0
Sugar 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0 0
Zinc 0.02 0 Vegetable oil
Starch
Phosphorus 0 0
Sodium 0 2 Vegetable oil
Vitamin A 0 0
Vitamin E 14.78 14.35 Vegetable oil
Vitamin D 0 0
Vitamin B1 0 0
Vitamin B2 0 0
Vitamin B3 0 0
Vitamin B5 0 0
Vitamin B6 0 0
Vitamin B12 0 0
Vitamin K 21 60.2 Cooking oil
Folate 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 14.367 13.808 Cooking oil
Monounsaturated Fat 48.033 72.961 Cooking oil
Polyunsaturated fat 33.033 10.523 Vegetable oil
Tryptophan 0 Cooking oil
Threonine 0 Cooking oil
Isoleucine 0 Cooking oil
Leucine 0 Cooking oil
Lysine 0 Cooking oil
Methionine 0 Cooking oil
Phenylalanine 0 Cooking oil
Valine 0 Cooking oil
Histidine 0 Cooking oil
Fructose

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Vegetable oil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167737/nutrients
  2. Cooking oil - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171413/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.