Calories in Oils and Fats

When It comes to the calories in oils and fats it turns out that most oils and fats have about the same number of calories.  There are about 900 calories per 100 grams. If you are using calorie cash™, that is about 1.25 for a tablespoon and about .50 for a teaspoon.  The one exception to this rule is butter which has some water in it and so slightly fewer calories or about 100 calories per tablespoon or 1.00 calorie cash™.

If you are not getting oil from oil rich foods such as fish, nuts or meat, a good rule of thumb is to consume about a tablespoon per day of oil, but remember that fat stays in the body for at least a week so you do not need oil every day.  Try to get your fats and oils from the foods directly to get more fat soluble nutrients.  Most of  these oils have been processed which gives them a longer  shelf  life but removes much of the nutrients.  If you use olive oil try for extra virgin which will have slightly more nutrients and more olive taste, but buy it fresh.  It is best when it is less than a year old..

In the Calories in Oils and Fats Chart below click on the type of oil to get more detailed information on the nutrition of that oil or fat.


Calories in Oils and Fats
Canola Oil
tbsp cup tsp
100.0g 13.6g 218g 4.5g
Water g 0 0 0 0
Energy kcal 884 124 1927 40
Coconut Oil
tbsp cup tsp
100.0g 13.6g 218g 4.5g
Water g 0 0 0 0
Energy kcal 862 117 1879 39
Palm Oil
tbsp cup tsp
100.0g 13.6g 216g 4.5g
Water g 0 0 0 0
Energy kcal 884 120 1909 40
Grapeseed Oil
tablespoon cup tsp
100.0g 13.6g 218g 4.5g
Water g 0 0 0 0
Energy kcal 884 120 1927 40
Peanut Oil
tbsp cup tsp
100.0g 13.5g 216g 4.5g
Water g 0 0 0 0
Energy kcal 884 119 1909 40
Soybean Oil
tbsp cup tsp
100.0g 13.6g 218g 4.5g
Water g 0 0 0 0
Energy kcal 884 120 1927 40
Olive Oil
tablespoon cup tsp
100.0g 13.5g 216g 4.5g
Water g 0 0 0 0
Energy kcal 884 119 1909 40
Sesame Oil
tablespoon cup tsp
100.0g 13.6g 218g 4.5g
Water g 0 0 0 0
Energy kcal 884 120 1927 40
Cod Fish Liver Oil
cup tbsp tsp
100.0g 218g 13.6g 4.5g
Water g 0 0 0 0
Energy kcal 902 1966 123 41
Herring Oil
cup tbsp tsp
100.0g 218g 13.6g 4.5g
Water g 0 0 0 0
Energy kcal 902 1966 123 41
Salmon Oil
cup tbsp tsp
100.0g 218g 13.6g 4.5g
Water g 0 0 0 0
Energy kcal 902 1966 123 41
Sardine Oil
cup tbsp tsp
100.0g 218g 13.6g 4.5g
Water g 0 0 0 0
Energy kcal 902 1966 123 41
Lard
cup tbsp
100.0g 205g 12.8g
Water g 0 0 0
Energy kcal 902 1849 115
Butter without Salt
cup tbsp pat stick
100.0g 227g 14.2g 5g 113g
Water g 17.94 40.72 2.55 0.9 20.27
Energy kcal 717 1628 102 36 810


PS  Human fat is not much different in calories than these oils ant fat. Perhaps it is a little closer to butter in that it tends to absorb a small amount of water and other nutrients but:

since there are 454 grams in a pound...to lose a pound of fat you must burn about 454/100 X  900 (oil) =  4086 calories. (you must burn about this many more calories than you take in. Most people round this off to about 500 calories a day to lose a pound a week.)





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