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: 475 calories (14% from fat), 7.4 g fat (1.4 g saturated, 1.8 g monounsaturated), 126 mg cholesterol, 48.3 g protein, 58 g carbohydrates, 8.9 g fiber, 374 mg sodium. Linda Gassenheimer, Twin Cities, "It’s too hot to cook. Try these Chicken Pita Pockets instead," 12 Aug. 2019 Cooking oils are usually liquid at room temperature and are made of a mix of unsaturated fatty acids called monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). Environmental Nutrition,, "How to choose the best oil for you," 28 Aug. 2019 Per serving: 254 calories (18% from fat), 5.1 g fat (3.5 g saturated, 0.6 g monounsaturated), no cholesterol, 6.9 g protein, 45.5 g carbohydrates, 4.7 g fiber, 20 mg sodium. Linda Gassenheimer, Twin Cities, "Celebrate fresh mango season with Pork Scaloppini with Rum-Mango Sauce," 22 July 2019 Dembicki also recommends avocado, which has healthful monounsaturated fat and is high in vitamins. Melissa Rayworth, Houston Chronicle, "Healthful breakfast on a busy school morning? It’s not so hard," 14 Aug. 2019 Per serving: 78 calories (44% from fat), 3.8 g fat (0.5 g saturated, 2.1 g monounsaturated), 1 mg cholesterol, 2.4 g protein, 10.8 g carbohydrates, 4.1 g fiber, 173 mg sodium. Linda Gassenheimer, Twin Cities, "It’s too hot to cook. Try these Chicken Pita Pockets instead," 12 Aug. 2019 Both oils are high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, but olive oil contains polyphenols, which have antioxidant benefits. Carrie Dennett, Washington Post, "Herring and pumpernickel, anyone? Try the Nordic diet.," 12 Aug. 2019 There are a few varieties of sunflower seed oil, and some are higher in monounsaturated fats than others. NBC News, "The best oils to use for cooking, according to nutritionists," 24 July 2019 Per serving: 320 calories (37% from fat), 13.2 g fat (6.1 g saturated, 4.3 g monounsaturated), 107 mg cholesterol, 35.5 g protein, 14.4 g carbohydrates, 1.1 g fiber, 231 mg sodium. Linda Gassenheimer, Twin Cities, "A little touch of France makes this recipe for fish that much better," 15 July 2019

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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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