mono·​un·​sat·​u·​rat·​ed | \ ˌmä-nō-ˌən-ˈsa-chə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce monounsaturated (audio) \

Definition of monounsaturated

: containing one double or triple bond per molecule used especially of an oil, fat, or fatty acid — compare polyunsaturated

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monounsaturate \ ˌmä-​nō-​ˌən-​ˈsa-​chə-​rət How to pronounce monounsaturate (audio) \ noun

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Per serving: 333 calories (44% from fat), 16.1 g fat (2.8 g saturated, 6.7 g monounsaturated), 138 mg cholesterol, 36.3 g protein, 12.2 g carbohydrates, 1.2 g fiber, 316 mg sodium. Linda Gassenheimer, Twin Cities, "Sesame Seared Chicken is flavorful and quick to make," 3 June 2019 Tempeh also serves up a helping of healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Alexandra Sifferlin, Time, "10 Foods Filled With Probiotics," 12 Apr. 2018 Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat, which can help to lower cholesterol. Amanda Pressner, Seventeen, "6 Yummy Summer Smoothies!," 5 Mar. 2011 Avocados The monounsaturated fats and potassium in avocados help lower blood pressure. Marie Claire, "9 Foods That Reduce Stress Levels," 21 Mar. 2010 Nutrition | Per serving: 565 calories (25 percent from fat), 16 g fat (2.4 g saturated, 6.8 g monounsaturated), 20 mg cholesterol, 23.5 g protein, 77.3 g carbohydrates, 5.6 g fiber, 489 mg sodium. Linda Gassenheimer, charlotteobserver, "Clams and spaghettini make an easy dinner for 2," 6 July 2018 Nutrition per serving: 475 calories (16 percent from fat), 8.4 g fat (1.5 g saturated, 2.1 g monounsaturated), 128 mg cholesterol, 45.3 g protein, 53.4 g carbohydrates, 7.4 g fiber, 590 mg sodium. Linda Gassenheimer, miamiherald, "Barbecued chicken salad makes a quick Memorial Day meal | Miami Herald," 21 May 2018 Nutrition | Per serving: 283 calories (13 percent from fat), 4.2 g fat (0.5 g saturated, 0.7 g monounsaturated), 2 mg cholesterol, 16.8 g protein, 47.0 g carbohydrates, 12.1 g fiber, 81 mg sodium. Linda Gassenheimer, sacbee, "Making a chicken mango salad? Soon you will get the tang of it," 10 July 2018 And people who eat them have more nutritious diets that include more fruits and veggies overall, plus more fiber, vitamins E and K, magnesium, potassium, and healthy monounsaturated fat (MUFAs), according to one study. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "11 delicious avocado recipes that don't involve avocado toast," 1 June 2018

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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mono·​un·​sat·​u·​rat·​ed | \ ˌmän-ō-ˌən-ˈsach-ə-ˌrāt-əd How to pronounce monounsaturated (audio) \

Medical Definition of monounsaturated

of an oil, fat, or fatty acid
: containing one double or triple bond per molecule canola and olive oils are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids — compare polyunsaturated

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