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Nutritional Profile of Vegetable Shortening (Household, Composite)

We got 44 nutritional values in our nutrition profile for Vegetable Shortening (Household, Composite).

Nutrient content compared to all foods

When comparing its nutrient content to all foods in our tool we find that it ranks first-rate (Top 25) for 16 nutrients.

Most notable of them being

Also, when compared to all foods, it ranks notably well (Top 100) for 13 additional nutrients.

With the highest ranking of them being

Nutrient content compared to foods in the same category

A comparison between its nutrient content to foods in the same category (Fats and Oils) shows that it ranks great (Top 10) for 16 nutrients.

Most notable of them being

Additionally, a comparison to foods in the same category shows that it ranks quite high (Top 25) for 12 additional nutrients.

With the highest ranking of them being

You can find these and more nutrient rankings below.

Table of Contents

Nutrient Content Of Vegetable Shortening (Household, Composite)

The nutrient content of food is mainly divided into macro- and micronutrients.

Lipids (fats) are a major part of the macronutrients in your food.

Let's first take a look at a lipid (fat) profile to give you a sense of how the content of each type of fat compare to each other.

After that you'll find our detailed nutrient profile with all measured nutrients.

Lipid (fat) profile of Vegetable Shortening (Household, Composite)

Lipids (fats), are divided into saturated and unsaturated fats. The unsaturated fats are then in turn divided into mono-, and polyunsaturated fats.

Figure 1. Lipid (fat) profile of Vegetable Shortening (Household, Composite)

25%
41.2%
28.1%
Saturated
Mono
Poly

Percent of 100 grams of food. Values can differ from nutrient profile below due to rounding.

And now, let's look at the detailed nutrient profile!

Detailed nutrient profile of Vegetable Shortening (Household, Composite)

Below we list all the nutrients that we have a measurement for. This is where you can find out what micronutrients there are in your food.

All nutrients are grouped together according to their type. Click on a nutrient type to show the individual nutrients. You can find other foods that contain the same nutrient by clicking on it.

If you can't find a specific nutrient, we recommend you go to our complete list of nutrients or try searching for it.

Nutrient Profile: Vegetable Shortening (Household, Composite)

In food category: Fats and Oils

Fatty Acids (5)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Fatty Acids, total monounsaturated
41.2 g
11.7 g
52
62
Fatty Acids, total polyunsaturated
28.1 g
8 g
49
75
Fatty Acids, total saturated
25 g
7.1 g
53
95
Fatty Acids, total trans
13.2 g
3.7 g
14
14
Total Lipid (Fat)
100 g
28.3 g
1
1
Saturated Fats (7)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Arachidic Acid (20:0)
428 mg
121.3 mg
9
19
Behenic Acid (22:0)
367 mg
104 mg
7
27
Heptadecanoic Acid (17:0)
95 mg
26.9 mg
9
228
Lignoceric Acid (24:0)
52 mg
14.7 mg
25
62
Myristic Acid (14:0)
167 mg
47.3 mg
65
983
Palmitic Acid (16:0)
12.5 g
3.5 g
42
65
Stearic Acid (18:0)
11.4 g
3.2 g
25
41
Monounsaturated Fats (6)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Elaidic Acid (18:1 t)
10.8 g
3.1 g
13
13
Oleate (18:1 c)
30.3 g
8.6 g
22
29
Oleic Acid (18:1)
41.1 g
11.7 g
41
48
Palmitoleic Acid (16:1)
21 mg
6 mg
83
962
Paullinic Acid (20:1)
88 mg
24.9 mg
68
386
trans-Monoenoic Fatty Acids
10.8 g
3.1 g
13
13
Polyunsaturated Fats (7)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
18:2 i
2.4 g
680.4 mg
9
9
alpha-Linolenic Acid, ALA (18:3 n-3)
1.9 g
533 mg
27
39
cis-Linoleic Acid (18:2 n-6 c,c)
23.8 g
6.7 g
14
19
Conjugated Linoleic Acid, CLA (18:2)
57 mg
16.2 mg
1
132
Linoleic Acid (18:2 n-6)
26.2 g
7.4 g
42
66
Linolenic Acid (18:3)
1.9 g
533 mg
56
97
trans-Polyenoic Fatty Acids
2.4 g
680.4 mg
12
12
Water-soluble Vitamins (3)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Pantothenic Acid
680 µg
192.8 µg
2
513
Thiamin
20 µg
5.7 µg
6
864
Vitamin B6
1 µg
0.3 µg
19
980
Fat-soluble Vitamins (6)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
alpha-Tocopherol
6.1 mg
1.7 mg
56
196
beta-Tocopherol
440 µg
124.7 µg
10
41
delta-Tocopherol
15.4 mg
4.4 mg
3
3
Dihydrophylloquinone
165 µg
46.8 µg
1
1
gamma-Tocopherol
32.3 mg
9.2 mg
10
12
Phylloquinone
53.2 µg
15.1 µg
26
442
Minerals (3)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Calcium, Ca
1 mg
283.5 µg
25
565
Iron, Fe
70 µg
19.8 µg
16
930
Sodium, Na
4 mg
1.1 mg
56
1155
Other Micronutrients (4)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
beta-Sitosterol
138 mg
39.1 mg
11
16
Campesterol
50 mg
14.2 mg
9
12
Choline
200 µg
56.7 µg
29
1154
Stigmasterol
51 mg
14.5 mg
3
3
Other (3)per
100g
per
Oz
Rank
Cat.
Rank
Foods
Ash
30 mg
8.5 mg
30
682
Kcal (Energy)
884 kcal
250.6 kcal
6
9
KJ (Energy)
3,700 kj
1,048.9 kj
3
5
Figure 2. Nutritional profile of vegetable shortening (household, composite) with 44 nutrient values.

Foods Available Online

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Common Serving Sizes Of Vegetable Shortening (Household, Composite)

Here's some of the different portion/serving sizes to get a sense of the weight.

Amount / MeasurementWeight in GrWeight in Oz
Tbsp12.8 g0.5 oz
Cup205.0 g7.2 oz
Figure 3. Common serving sizes of vegetable shortening (household, composite)

1 Similar Fats or Oils

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Similar Fats and Oils 1 - 1

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Vegetable ShorteningNo of
Nutrients
21
Figure 4. One similar fats and oils.

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