unsaturated

adjective
un·​sat·​u·​rat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈsa-chə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce unsaturated (audio) \

Definition of unsaturated

: not saturated: such as
a : capable of absorbing or dissolving more of something an unsaturated solution
b : able to form products by chemical addition especially : containing double or triple bonds between carbon atoms unsaturated fats

Examples of unsaturated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rich in heart-healthy unsaturated fats, sesame oil is available in two forms: plain and toasted. Darlene Zimmerman, Detroit Free Press, "Start the new year light with low-calorie Korean Cucumber Salad," 3 Jan. 2021 Dating back to the Middle Ages, the typical Mediterranean diet is about 50% to 60% of calories from carbohydrates, 25% to 35% from unsaturated fats, and the rest, about 15% to 25%, from protein. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, "What Is the Mediterranean Diet? Dietitians Explain How to Follow This Healthy Eating Plan," 22 Oct. 2020 That said, the phrase healthy fats is generally used to refer to unsaturated fats. Sarah-jane Bedwell, SELF, "21 Healthy High-Fat Foods to Keep You Full and Satisfied," 30 Sep. 2020 The elderberry plant, Sambucus nigra, is a good source of protein, amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Anchorage Daily News, "Environmental Nutrition: Boost your immunity," 16 Aug. 2020 Avocados are rich in mono- and poly-unsaturated fats — the healthy kinds that actually reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, "Are Avocados Good for You? Learn All About the Health Benefits of Your Favorite Fruit," 27 July 2020 Both are easy to make at home with whole almonds, and rich in protein, unsaturated fat, and vitamin E. Korin Miller, SELF, "12 Delicious Flour Substitutes to Get Baking With," 22 Apr. 2020 Foods high in saturated fats can cause glucose levels to spike, so focus on foods containing unsaturated fatty acids, such as avocados, olive oil and fatty fish like salmon and mackerel. Lindsey Hunter Lopez, New York Times, "Everything You Need to Know About Gestational Diabetes," 19 Apr. 2020 Key — choose unsaturated oils that fit your budget and culinary needs. Environmental Nutrition, sun-sentinel.com, "How to choose the best oil for you," 28 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of unsaturated

1758, in the meaning defined above

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“Unsaturated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsaturated. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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unsaturated

adjective
un·​sat·​u·​rat·​ed | \ -ˈsach-ə-ˌrāt-əd How to pronounce unsaturated (audio) \

Medical Definition of unsaturated

: not saturated: as
a : capable of absorbing or dissolving more of something an unsaturated solution
b : able to form products by chemical addition especially : containing double or triple bonds between carbon atoms unsaturated fats

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