Olive and sunflower oils, and butter

Edible oils and butter. In the glass decanters is olive oil (right) obtained from pressed olives, and sunflower oil (centre) obtained from sunflower seeds. Both of these oils & the butter are common ingredients in food recipes & are used in cooking. They are all sources of fats known to affect blood cholesterol which plays a role in heart disease. Butter contains both the saturated & unsaturated fats which may contribute to cardiovascular disease; while olive oil (monounsaturated) and sunflower oil (polyunsaturated) are healthier in containing a low percentage of saturated fats.

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