tropical oil


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tropical oil

Nutrition
Any of a family of cooking oils obtained from palm and coconut trees, which differ from other vegetable oils in that, like animal fats, they have a high content of saturated fat, and thus are thought to have significant atherogenic potential.
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tropical oil

Nutrition A cooking oil from palm and coconut trees, which differs from other vegetable oils in that, like animal fats, it is high in saturated fatty acids, and thus may have atherogenic potential. See Cis fatty acids, Fish oil, Olive oil, Transfatty acids.
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