Consumer Voice - - Comparativ­e Test -

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

Na­ture Pure.

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.

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