Vegetable fats and oils are lipid materials derived from plants. Physically, oils are liquid at room temperature, and fats are solid. Chemically, both fats and oils are composed of triglycerides, as contrasted with waxes which lack glycerin in their structure. Although many different parts of plants may yield oil,in commercial practice, oil is extracted primarily from seeds.
A high consumption of omega-6polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which are found in most types of vegetable oil (e.g. soybean oil, corn oil - the most consumed in USA, sunflower oil, etc.), may increase the likelihood that postmenopausal women will develop breast cancer.
Serving Size 1 tbsp (13g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 114Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13.0g
Vitamin A 0%
•Vitamin C 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower
depending on your caloric needs.
This is an excellent pear tart recipe. We didn't have tart pan on hand, so we used a 9-inch pie pan instead, and it still worked well. The pears came out moist in the center, loved the almond base underneath the pears, which soaked all the juice from the pears and was really tasty; the crust was flakey and buttery. The tart was not too sweet, just right amount of the sugar. Definitely a delicious and light dessert that satisfies you and won't let you feel guilty afterwards!