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Are all oils fat?

Marisa Moore
Nutrition & Dietetics
Yes. By definition, oils are 100% fat. Regardless of the source (from almond to walnut oil), a tablespoon of oil has 14g of fat and about 120 calories.

Depending on the source, oils have different flavors and behave differently in cooking. Some have a low smokepoint and will burn easily if exposed to high temperatures. Some like flaxseed will spoil quickly at room temperature and should be refrigerated for longer shelf life. They all have slightly different health benefits as well. Be sure to choose the right one for your recipe.  

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