British food-lovers are quickly discovering the culinary benefits of cooking with goose fat, not least for making the best-tasting roast potatoes. However, it’s a little known fact that as well as tasting great, goose fat is also good for you in comparison to other animal fats. It is high in ‘heart healthy’ monounsaturated fats which can lower blood cholesterol level.
As with all fats, goose fat is a good source of energy; 1 gram of fat provides 9 Kcal. Government guidelines recommend that fats make up a third of our diet. For the average woman this means about 76g a day; for men, roughly 100g.
- Fat is an essential part of any balanced diet. It provides the body with the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K; which are essential for growth; and contains essential fatty acids which are important in maintaining normal health and body functions.
- Although animal fats are often considered to be ‘bad fats’, goose fat is one of the better ones and contains far fewer saturated fats than butter or lard. Goose Fat contains 32.7g Saturated Fat per 100g compared with 54g for Butter and 40.8g for Lard.
- Goose Fat is high in ‘heart healthy’ monounsaturated (55g compared to 19.8g in butter) and polyunsaturated fats (10.8g compared to 2.6g in butter).
- Goose Fat is also rich in Oleic acid C18.1 (a specific type of monounsaturated fatty acid) which can lower blood cholesterol levels. Goose Fat contains on average 58% oleic acid, C18.1, and is generally higher in comparison to other animal fats.
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