Benefits of Saturated Fats                 See also Essential Fats in Food Oils

Saturated Fat Profile Of Common Foods (percentage of total fat)

Food

Lauric acid

Myristic acid

Palmitic acid

Stearic acid

Coconut oil

47%

18%

9%

3%

Butter

3%

11%

29%

13%

Ground beef

0%

4%

26%

15%

Dark chocolate

0%

0%

34%

43%

Salmon

0%

1%

29%

3%

Eggs

0%

0%

27%

10%

Cashews

2%

1%

10%

7%

Soybean oil

0%

0%

11%

4%

Olive Oil

0%

0%

7.5 - 20%

0.5-5%

Sesame seed oil

0%

0%

7-12%

3.5-6%

Tidbits from Eat Fat, Lose Fat, Chapter 3 'Know Your Fats'

Monounsaturated (Omega-9) Fats

Health benefits of omega 9 fats:

Food sources of omega 9 fatty acids:

Sesame Seed Oil (35-50% oleic acid, 35-50% linoleic acid)

Benefits of Sesame Oil:

http://www.natural-holistic-health.com/benefits-of-sesame-oil/

Sesame Seeds at a Glance:

http://www.vegparadise.com/highestperch41.html

Experience the Health Benefits of Sesame:

http://drbenkim.com/articles/sesame-health-benefits.htm