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What are the different types of natural fats?

There are three main types of natural fats: saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated. These names come from the fats' chemical structures. Fat molecules are called saturated, or chemically complete, when all the carbon molecules in a chain are bonded with hydrogen molecules. Monounsaturated fats, such as olive and canola oils, have only one open space where a hydrogen atom could have bonded. Polyunsaturated fats, such as corn, safflower, sunflower, and soybean oils, have many open spaces in their chemical structure.

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