monounsaturated fat


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to monounsaturated fat: polyunsaturated fat

monounsaturated fat

A saturated fatty acid (i.e., an alkyl chain fatty acid) with one ethylenic (double) bond between the carbons in the fatty acid chain.

monounsaturated fat

A saturated fatty acid–ie, an alkyl chain fatty acid with one ethylenic–double bond between the carbons in the fatty acid chain. See Fatty acid, Saturated fatty acid; Cf Polyunsaturated fatty acid, Unsaturated fatty acid.

mon·o·un·sat·ur·at·ed fat

(mon'ō-ŭn-sach'ŭr-ā-tĕd fat)
A type of unsaturated fat that may help to reduce blood cholesterol levels.
References in periodicals archive ?
The group wanted to make the claim for monounsaturated fats contained in just one tablespoon of olive oil per day.
Oil from N98-4445A contains increased levels of oleic acid--a monounsaturated fat stable enough for use in salad dressings or frying oils without treatment by the hardening process called hydrogenation.
Of the cooking oils commonly available in grocery stores, olive oil is one of the richest sources of monounsaturated fats and is naturally cholesterol-free.
The research, "The Effect of a Moderate Fat Diet With and Without Avocados on Lipoprotein Particle Number, Size and Subclasses in Overweight and Obese Adults C A Randomized, Controlled Trial," conducted at Pennsylvania State University, evaluated whether incorporating one fresh avocado into the diet daily for five weeks could reduce bad cholesterol levels more than a diet that incorporated monounsaturated fat from vegetable oils high in oleic acid as a substitute for one fresh avocado.
Both the flax/safflower and corn/safflower oil blends were low in monounsaturated fat.
They have monounsaturated fat (the healthy kind), increasing blood flow to the brain.
They are also a good source of monounsaturated fat, which can help reduce blood cholesterol levels.
Consider that a one-ounce, 160-calorie serving of almonds--about a handful--offers an excellent source of vitamin E, magnesium, and fiber, in addition to monounsaturated fat, protein, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, and iron.
It then adds 1% naturally sourced monounsaturated fat from GMO Free canola oil, along with four other all natural ingredients, to produce a milk beverage that is nutritionally equivalent to 2% regular milk, but additional health benefits.
According to the FDA, there is limited, but not conclusive evidence, that suggests that consumers may reduce their risk of heart disease if they consume monounsaturated fat from olive oil and olive oil-containing foods in place of foods high in saturated fat.
In a study of 18 hypercholesterolemic men and women, the subjects followed a standard cholesterol-lowering Mediterranean diet for 4 weeks, then crossed over to 4 weeks on a diet with similar energy and fat content in which walnuts replaced about 32% of the energy from monounsaturated fat (Circulation 109[13]:1609-14, 2004).
A food oil pressed from a new line of soybeans could become a close runner-up to olive oil in terms of its heart-healthy levels of monounsaturated fat.