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What Are Fats According To NLEA?

Total fats means is the combined value of the different types of fat, saturated fat, unsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, monounsaturated fat, and also trans fat.

Fat is found in foods from both plants and animals.

The value for total fat on the nutrition labels on food packaging doesn’t tell you how much you’re getting from the different types of fat.

That information is vital so that you know what kind of fat you are consuming.

What Is NLEA?

NLEA stands for the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990.

It provides the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with specific authority to require nutrition labeling of most foods regulated by the Agency and to regulate health claims on food labels and in food labeling. (source )

Fat Is Essential For Your Health

Fat is an essential part of a healthy diet.

It’s a source of essential fatty acids, which the body cannot make itself.

Fat helps the body absorb vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, and vitamin K. These vitamins are fat-soluble, which means they can only be absorbed with the help of fats. (source )

Foods You Can Find Total Fat (NLEA) In

You find Total Fat (NLEA) mostly in fats and oil, dairy and egg, nut and seed, and legume products.

Examples of food sources include

  • Soybean Oil
  • Canola Oil
  • Corn Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Coconut Oil
  • Butter
  • Almonds

Foods That Contain Total Fat (NLEA) In Our Nutrition Tool

You can find regularly updated top ranked lists of foods for over 200+ nutrients in our nutrition tool.

If you are interested in what foods contain the most Total Fat (NLEA) we recommend you visit our tool.

Here's our top ranked list of foods that contain Total Fat (NLEA).

Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator


I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Nutrition is my passion. I've spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies.