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(Chemistry) an oil or a fat that is monounsaturated
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(ˌmɒn oʊ ʌnˈsætʃ ər ɪt)

a monounsaturated fat or fatty acid, as olive oil.
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The difference in the new sunflower oil and other sunflower oils is the monounsaturate vs polyunsaturate content.
Rich in monounsaturates and antioxidants, including vitamin E, this speciality oil helps to protect the heart and manage inflammation.
Calvia is low in saturates, high in monounsaturates, is a good source of vitamins A and D, rich in vitamin E and contains no hydrogenated oils.
First of all, large amounts of highly polyunsaturated fats also lower HDL ("good") cholesterol, and scientists now believe that a low HDL level is an independent risk factor for heart disease (monounsaturates may not lower HDL as much).
There are two types of unsaturated fat, polyunsaturates and monounsaturates. Polyunsaturates, and to a lesser extent monounsaturates, have been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels and therefore help in reducing the risk of heart disease.
However, he does wonder whether fat calories from monounsaturates might reduce people's desire for snacks.
Hazelnut Oil--Higher in monounsaturates than olive oil.
In a third phase, they downed a high-fat diet, in which most of the fats were heart-healthy monounsaturates (SN: 11/21/98, p.
Monounsaturates are neutral for heart disease, and polyunsaturates lower blood cholesterol levels.
The monounsaturates in avocado, olive, peanut, and canola oils reduce the LDL but do not affect the HDL.
A number of recently documented studies have shown a health benefit of monounsaturates over polyunsaturates and saturated fats, and that consumption of monounsaturates can significantly lower blood pressure, especially in moderately hypertensive patients.