Fat content and fatty acid composition of seed oils.

Seed oil

Fat content (%)

Fatty Acid Composition

(% of total oil)

Potential Problems

 

 

18:3w3

18:2w6

18:1w9

18:0

16:0

 

almond

54.2

 

17

78

5

 

 

avocado

12

 

10

70

20

 

 

beech

50

 

32

54

8

 

 

brazil

66.9

 

24

48

24

 

 

cashew

41.7

 

6

70

18

 

 

chia

30

30

40

 

 

 

 

coconut

35.3

 

3

6

 

91

 

corn

4

 

59

24

17

 

 

cottonseed

40

 

50

21

25

 

toxic ingredients

evening primrose

17

 

81*

11

2

6

 

filbert

62.4

 

16

54

5

 

 

flax

35

58

14

19

4

 

 

grape

20

 

71

17

12

 

 

hemp

35

 

60**

12

2

 

may fail drug screens

hickory

68.7

 

17

68

9

 

 

kukui (candlenut)

30

29

40

 

 

 

 

macadamia

71.6

 

10

71

12

 

 

neem

40

1

20

41

20

 

very bitter

olive

20

 

8

76

16

 

 

palm kernel

35.3

 

2

13

 

85

 

peanut

47.5

 

29

47

18

 

toxic fungus

pecan

71.2

 

20

63

7

 

 

pistachio

53.7

 

19

65

9

 

 

pumpkin

46.7

0-15

42-57

35

0

9

 

rape (canola)

30

7

30

54***

7

 

 

rice bran

10

1

35

48

17

 

 

safflower

59.5

 

75

13

12

 

 

sesame

49.1

 

45

42

13

 

 

soybean

17.7

7

50

26

6

9

 

sunflower

47.3

 

65

23

12

 

 

walnut

60

5

51

28

5

11

 

wheatgerm

10.9

5

50

25

18

 

 

* Incudes 9% GLA

** Includes up to 23% GLA

*** Includes up to 5% erucic acid