I get nearly all my fat from animals. The only vegetable oil i use regularly is coconut oil. I have generally considered animal fats to be saturated fats. and the veg oils to be PUFA. Nice and simple.
Of course, the more i read the more wrong i realize i am. Recently i've been eating a good amount of duck fat (i rendered a whole bunch myself, from some awesome farmers market "lola" ducks). Im using it to pan fry pretty much all my steaks, etc.
Im wondering if im getting perhaps more PUFA, and/or linoleic acid, than i thought from my well-intentioned high-duckfat usage.
I remember reading on Paleonu that Dr. Harris pretty much said the Linoleic acid is one of the horsemen of the apocolypse. And ive googled duck fat a bunch but im getting a lot of differing fat contents. Of course i realize there are many variables here, the least of which is the ducks' diets, but in general I was wondering what you guys thought.
I know that lard and chicken fat has more PUFA than i had realized. Ok, thanks again. (duck fat is seriously tasty btw)
asked byben61820 (15976)
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on August 02, 2010
at 03:35 AM
This chart is the most helpful I've found: http://stay-healthy-enjoy-life.blogspot.com/2007/10/selecting-fats-and-oils-for-health.html
on August 01, 2010
at 04:04 PM
Depends on what the poultry ate. Unfortunately, most commercially-raised birds are fed corn and soy. If you can hunt or find a supplier who doesn't use soy, the fat profile will be better.