Oils and fats are important components of a balanced diet and serve as energy suppliers for the body. They are found in many foods and are also used in the kitchen for cooking and frying. Oils are derived from plant sources such as nuts, seeds and fruits, while fats come mainly from animal products such as butter and lard. There are many different types of oils and fats that vary in taste, nutritional value, and properties. Some oils and fats are rich in healthy fats such as omega-3 fatty acids and are especially good for making salads and dressings. Others are rich in unsaturated fatty acids and are especially good for cooking and frying. A balanced mix of different oils and fats in the diet is important to supply the body with all important nutrients.
The Oils & Fats calorie table lists all foods with calories and nutritional values. The detailed nutritional values such as carbohydrates, protein and fat are listed with the respective product in the nutritional value table oils & fats.