Saturated fatty acid(飽和脂肪酸)

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Characteristics of nutrients

  • Animal fats and oils are contained in a large amount in fat of dairy products
  • It is difficult to oxidize
  • It exists as a solid at room temperature
  • It acts to increase neutral fat and cholesterol
  • It is easy to solidify in the body


Function of nutrients

  • Increase neutral fat, cholesterol
  • Energy source, become a component to make body
  • Generate energy
  • Increase cholesterol level
  • Suppress fat accumulation

When nutrients are deficient

  • Risk of lifestyle disease
  • The blood vessel becomes brittle
  • Possibility of cerebral hemorrhage

When nutrients overdose

  • Increase bad cholesterol and cause arteriosclerosis
  • Obesity, diabetes
  • Myocardial infarction

Food that contains a lot of Saturated fatty acid

FoodstuffIngredient per 100g (g)
Palm oil83.96
Coconut powder55.25
Unsalted butter52.43
beef tallow41.05
Pork loin (fat meat)32.03
Beef rib loin (fat)26.44
Whipped cream24.98
Margarine (for home) soft type23.04
White chocolate22.87
Natural cheese (Cheddar)20.52


  • Much contained in fats of animal fats and oils & dairy products
  • Hard to oxidize, solid at room temperature
  • Nutrients essential for energy metabolism
  • Be careful with intake as it increases cholesterol level