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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Recent Examples on the Web Per serving: 435 calories (30% from fat), 14.5 g fat (4.7 g saturated, 5.6 g monounsaturated), 109 mg cholesterol, 42.8 g protein, 30.0 g carbohydrates, 5.3 g fiber, 277 mg sodium. cleveland, "Moroccan beef burgers with cucumber tomato salad will spice up your holiday grilling (recipe)," 21 May 2020 Per serving: 418 calories (54% from fat), 25.2 g fat (4/6 g saturated, 9.4 g monounsaturated), 87 mg cholesterol, 36.9 g protein, 10.1 g carbohydrates, 1.2 g fiber, 299 mg sodium. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Spice up salmon with this roasted recipe," 8 Apr. 2020 The phrase healthy fat usually refers to monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. SELF, "19 Healthy, High-Fat Foods to Keep You Full and Satisfied," 8 Aug. 2019 When looking for an oil to use in cooking, those with high levels of monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats that lower cholesterol are preferred. Ashley May, USA TODAY, "Think coconut oil is good for your health? Here's what the experts are saying," 22 Jan. 2020 Nutrition | Per serving: 391 calories (19 percent from fat), 8.3 g fat (1.6 g saturated, 3 g monounsaturated), 127 mg cholesterol, 45.9 g protein, 39 g carbohydrates, 7.7 g fiber, 577 mg sodium. Linda Gassenheimer, sacbee, "Making a chicken mango salad? Soon you will get the tang of it," 10 July 2018 The scoop: One medium avocado has approximately 23 grams of primarily monounsaturated fat. SELF, "19 Healthy, High-Fat Foods to Keep You Full and Satisfied," 8 Aug. 2019 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

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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“Monounsaturated.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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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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