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Sunday, 20 January 2013

Cholesterol in plants

How much cholesterol is in plants?
Many people actually believe that it is zero, but you might be surprised to hear that there is in fact a little (very little) bit of cholesterol in plants.  Plants have mg/Kg whereas animal products have g/Kg (a massive difference).

Here are a few:

(mg kg)
Palm oil
Coconut oil
Soybean oil
Corn oil
Peanut oil

These are tiny amounts (so tiny that measuring them has been a fairly recent development).  Also note these are the amounts in the purified oil, NOT the whole plants.

For those wanting a little more I suggest they read this pdf to get a clearer picture of where we are at right now with the whole.

I thought you'd find it interesting, especially if you thought plants contained zero cholesterol.

Special thanks has to go to Jack Norris RD for pointing out the pdf used above.


Mark E. Tremper said...

I agree with your experiment of Cholesterol. You have given an information based post to us. Thank You. Plants have low amount of Cholesterol than the animals. Human needs a specific amount of Cholesterol for a healthy life. In that sense, I would like to say that everyone needs to have Cholesterol but a limited or a controlled amount.

helmuth said...

i dont care about Cholesterol only if i eat meat