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Linoleic Acid from duck fat, lard, etc?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 01, 2010 at 2:41 PM

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)

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on August 02, 2010
at 01:31 PM

oh thats a great image, thanks for the link drew

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on August 02, 2010
at 04:36 AM

If you go to the website I listed, click Description, search for sources and composition of fats, then click animal fats. Here is the image I was trying to show you guys. http://www.cyberlipid.org/images/dump303.jpg

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on August 01, 2010
at 06:15 PM

Even many bird that people hunt are fed soy, as the hunting grounds have grain stocked feeders all around.

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on August 01, 2010
at 04:37 PM

Here's another site that's pretty good: http://www.chowstat.com/ Found it through paleoforlife.org.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on August 01, 2010
at 03:23 PM

LOL 1997. gimme some vectors. off topic but go rent "Hackers". some good laughs in that one.

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on August 01, 2010
at 03:21 PM

I'm just guessing here, but the higher omega-6 content in poultry might be due to the fact that they actually eat grains quite a bit, but I know it's not ONLY that.

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on August 01, 2010
at 03:21 PM

1997 called, they want their frames and HTML 1.0 back.

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on August 01, 2010
at 03:14 PM

After searching around the WAPF site a bit i found the following: Duck and Goose Fat are semisolid at room temperature, containing about 35% saturated fat, 52% monounsaturated fat (including small amounts of antimicrobial palmitoleic acid) and about 13% polyunsaturated fat. The proportion of omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acids depends on what the birds have eaten. Duck and goose fat are quite stable and are highly prized in Europe for frying potatoes.

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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.

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on August 01, 2010
at 06:15 PM

Even many bird that people hunt are fed soy, as the hunting grounds have grain stocked feeders all around.

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on August 01, 2010
at 03:19 PM

Here's a table that shows the fatty acid composition of different animals. It's a pretty good site for all things "fat". http://www.cyberlipid.org/cyberlip/home0001.htm

47a42b6be94caf700fce9509e38bb6a4

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on August 01, 2010
at 04:37 PM

Here's another site that's pretty good: http://www.chowstat.com/ Found it through paleoforlife.org.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on August 01, 2010
at 03:23 PM

LOL 1997. gimme some vectors. off topic but go rent "Hackers". some good laughs in that one.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on August 02, 2010
at 01:31 PM

oh thats a great image, thanks for the link drew

Af842c68e3d07fa0e35b4274f3acaeec

on August 01, 2010
at 03:21 PM

I'm just guessing here, but the higher omega-6 content in poultry might be due to the fact that they actually eat grains quite a bit, but I know it's not ONLY that.

C53665c3f012fa1ede91033b08a8a6e7

(2269)

on August 01, 2010
at 03:21 PM

1997 called, they want their frames and HTML 1.0 back.

Af842c68e3d07fa0e35b4274f3acaeec

on August 02, 2010
at 04:36 AM

If you go to the website I listed, click Description, search for sources and composition of fats, then click animal fats. Here is the image I was trying to show you guys. http://www.cyberlipid.org/images/dump303.jpg

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