Food Reference Lists:
So I’m having fun making these food reference lists. All of the data is from the USDA food data central, but sometimes when you slice the data differently, you find surprises.
I was surprised to see that cream of mushroom soup had almost 30% of it’s calories from linoleic acid, so I looked up the ingredient statement. Makes sense:
I wasn’t surprised, but seeing that the food, “Pork sausage, link/patty, fully cooked, microwaved” had 14.6% of its calories from linoleic acid reconfirmed my suspicion that much of the US pork supply is much higher than PUFA than people suspect. This suggests the pork fat in that product is ~17% PUFA. Lard (pig fat) is only reported as 10.2%. That’s a pretty significant difference.