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Type of Oil or Fat Saturated Mono-
unsaturated
Poly-
unsaturated
Smoke point Uses
Butter 66% 30% 4% 150C (302F) Cooking, baking, condiment, sauces, flavoring
Ghee, Clarified butter 65% 32% 3% 190-250C (375-485F) Deep frying, cooking, sauteing, condiment, flavoring
Canola oil 6% 62% 32% 242C (468F) Frying, baking, salad dressings
Coconut oil 92% 6% 2% 177C (350F) Commercial baked goods, candy and sweets, whipped toppings, nondairy coffee creamers, shortening
Corn oil 13% 25% 62% 236C (457F) Frying, baking, salad dressings, margarine, shortening
Cottonseed oil 24% 26% 50% 216C (420F) Margarine, shortening, salad dressings, commercially fried products
Grape seed oil 12% 17% 71% 204C (400F) Cooking, salad dressings, margarine
Lard 41% 47% 12% 138-201C (280-395F)[5] Baking, frying
Margarine, hard 80% 14% 16% 150C (320F)[6] Cooking, baking, condiment
Margarine, soft 20% 47% 33% 150-160C (300-320F) Cooking, baking, condiment
Diacylglycerol (DAG) oil 3.5% 37% 59% 215C (420F) Frying, baking, salad oil
Olive Oil (Extra Virgin) 14% 73% 11% 190C (375F) Cooking, salad oils, margarine
Olive oil (Virgin) 14% 73% 11% 215C (420F) Cooking, salad oils, margarine
Olive Oil (Refined) 14% 73% 11% 225C (438F) Sautee, stir frying, cooking, salad oils, margarine
Olive Oil (Extra Light) 14% 73% 11% 242C (468F) Sautee, stir frying, frying, cooking, salad oils, margarine
Palm oil 52% 38% 10% 230C (446F) Cooking, flavoring, vegetable oil, shortening
Peanut oil 18% 49% 33% 231C (448F) Frying, cooking, salad oils, margarine
Rice bran oil 20% 47% 33% 254C (490F) Cooking, stir frying, deep frying
Safflower oil 10% 13% 77% 265C (509F) Cooking, salad dressings, margarine
Sesame oil (Unrefined) 14% 43% 43% 177C (350F) Cooking, deep frying
Sesame oil (Semi-refined) 14% 43% 43% 232C (450F) Cooking, deep frying
Soybean oil 15% 24% 61% 241C (466F) Cooking, salad dressings, vegetable oil, margarine, shortening
Sunflower oil 11% 20% 69% 246C (475F) Cooking, salad dressings, margarine, shortening

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