FOR FATTY ACID PROFILE
Flash point was between 320 degrees Celsius and 322
degrees Celsius – well above the requirement. Healthy Heart, Dhara and Ricela were found to have
higher flash points.
Mineral oil Mineral oil was absent in all the tested brands.
Presence of hexane No hexane was detected in any of the brands. Monounsaturated fatty acid | Polyunsaturated fatty acid| Saturated fatty acid | Trans fatty acid All edible oils have virtually the same fat content but the proportion of different types of fatty acids varies from one type of oil to another. To begin with, there are unsaturated and saturated fats. Saturated fats are mainly animal-based fats (desi ghee and butter, for example). An average person should limit the saturated-fat intake to no more than 8 to 10 per cent. Eating a lot of saturated fat increases the level of bad cholesterol (lowdensity lipoproteins, or LDL) in the blood. And it is generally acknowledged that high levels of LDL place one at greater risk of heart disease. Saturated and trans fats are unhealthy ‘bad’ fats that can increase one’s cholesterol, harden the arteries and eventually increase one’s risk for heart disease. Approximately 20 per cent to 35 per cent of one’s total calories should come from ‘good’ fats, like PUFAs and MUFAs. MUFA was found between 40.23 gm/100 gm and
44.48 gm/100 gm. The highest amount was in Priya and the lowest in
Polyunsaturated fatty acid(PUFA) PUFA was found in the range of 26.90 gm/100 gm to
37.44 gm/100 gm. The highest amount was in Nature Pure and the
lowest in Porna.
Saturated fatty acid Saturated fat was found between 21.68 gm/100 gm
and 29.25 gm/100 gm. It was lowest in Dhara and highest in Porna.
Trans fatty acid Trans fat was not detected in any brand.