Animal fats are fats derived from animal sources such as meat, dairy products and eggs. They are commonly used in cooking and baking and can also be consumed in the form of margarine or butter. Animal fats contain high levels of saturated fat, which can raise cholesterol levels and increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.
However, there are animal fats that contain unsaturated fatty acids that are more beneficial to health. These fats include olive oil and avocado oil, for example. It is important to be careful to consume animal fats only in moderation and to maintain a balanced diet to reduce the risk of health problems. There are also vegetable fats that can be a healthier alternative to animal fats, such as canola or sunflower oil.
The Animal Fats Calorie Chart lists all foods with calories and nutritional values. Detailed nutritional values such as carbohydrates, protein and fat can be found with the respective product in the Animal Fats nutritional value table.