comparing bacon grease to vegetable oil

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I looked up bacon grease and various types of oil in the database and I found the following:
Bacon grease 4g fat 39 calories
Olive oil 14g fat 120 calories
Canola oil 14g fat 120 calories
Corn oil 14g fat 120 calories
Lard 13g fat 115 calories

My question is why is bacon grease lower in fat and calories than vegetable oils or lard?

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  • queenliz99
    queenliz99 Posts: 15,317 Member
    edited April 2016
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    the bacon fat weighs 4g vs. the rest are 14g
  • lynn_glenmont
    lynn_glenmont Posts: 9,961 Member
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    You're basically comparing one teaspoon of bacon grease to three teaspoons of the other fats.
  • MelaniaTrump
    MelaniaTrump Posts: 2,694 Member
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    It almost seems like you compared 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon.
    takes 3 teaspoons to make 1 table spoon.
  • LKArgh
    LKArgh Posts: 5,179 Member
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    You are confused regardign what the database entries are. It shows calories per weight. If you eat 10 grams of bacon grease, it will be 10*39/4 calories = roighly 100. If you eat 10 grams of olive oil, it will be 10*120/14 = 85 calories.
  • Ready2Rock206
    Ready2Rock206 Posts: 9,488 Member
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    Well yeah, anytime you compare similar items with completely different weights the one you're having less of will probably be less calories.
  • fishshark
    fishshark Posts: 1,886 Member
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    queenliz99 wrote: »
    the bacon fat weighs 4g vs. the rest are 14g

    yea this... u need to have equal measurements to compare.

    thats like comparing 4 chips to 14 chips.
  • laurenpjokl
    laurenpjokl Posts: 118 Member
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    I assume the weight you're quoting is of the weight of the fat content as opposed to the overall weight of the grease.

    This is because that entry is assuming the bacon grease is mostly water.
  • RodaRose
    RodaRose Posts: 9,562 Member
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    I looked up bacon grease and various types of oil in the database and I found the following:
    Bacon grease 4g fat 39 calories
    Olive oil 14g fat 120 calories
    Canola oil 14g fat 120 calories
    Corn oil 14g fat 120 calories
    Lard 13g fat 115 calories

    My question is why is bacon grease lower in fat and calories than vegetable oils or lard?
    Multiply 4 grams by 3.6 and you get 14.4 grams.
    Multiple 39 calories by 3.6 and you get 140.4

    Therefore 14.4 grams of bacon grease equals 140.4 calories ~ very close to the other oils/fats.
  • Yi5hedr3
    Yi5hedr3 Posts: 2,696 Member
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    Stay away from the canola oil and corn oil. The rest is ok.
  • FunkyTobias
    FunkyTobias Posts: 1,776 Member
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    Yi5hedr3 wrote: »
    Stay away from the canola oil and corn oil. The rest is ok.

    Wut? Why?
  • PaulaWallaDingDong
    PaulaWallaDingDong Posts: 4,641 Member
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    Yi5hedr3 wrote: »
    Stay away from the canola oil and corn oil. The rest is ok.

    Wut? Why?

    Something about gmo, environmental impact, government in bed with big corn and yadda yadda yadda. Who knows anymore.
  • sarahthes
    sarahthes Posts: 3,252 Member
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    Yi5hedr3 wrote: »
    Stay away from the canola oil and corn oil. The rest is ok.

    Wut? Why?

    According to the meal plan my doctor put me on, they are "toxic". As a scientist I take this with a grain of salt...
  • markrgeary1
    markrgeary1 Posts: 853 Member
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    RodaRose wrote: »
    I looked up bacon grease and various types of oil in the database and I found the following:
    Bacon grease 4g fat 39 calories
    Olive oil 14g fat 120 calories
    Canola oil 14g fat 120 calories
    Corn oil 14g fat 120 calories
    Lard 13g fat 115 calories

    My question is why is bacon grease lower in fat and calories than vegetable oils or lard?
    Multiply 4 grams by 3.6 and you get 14.4 grams.
    Multiple 39 calories by 3.6 and you get 140.4

    Therefore 14.4 grams of bacon grease equals 140.4 calories ~ very close to the other oils/fats.

    Sure? I'm wondering if maybe it's light bacon?☺
  • valente347
    valente347 Posts: 201 Member
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    Yi5hedr3 wrote: »
    Stay away from the canola oil and corn oil. The rest is ok.

    Wut? Why?

    Something about gmo, environmental impact, government in bed with big corn and yadda yadda yadda. Who knows anymore.

    They're trying to steal our precious bodily fluids.
  • RodaRose
    RodaRose Posts: 9,562 Member
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    RodaRose wrote: »
    I looked up bacon grease and various types of oil in the database and I found the following:
    Bacon grease 4g fat 39 calories
    Olive oil 14g fat 120 calories
    Canola oil 14g fat 120 calories
    Corn oil 14g fat 120 calories
    Lard 13g fat 115 calories

    My question is why is bacon grease lower in fat and calories than vegetable oils or lard?
    Multiply 4 grams by 3.6 and you get 14.4 grams.
    Multiple 39 calories by 3.6 and you get 140.4

    Therefore 14.4 grams of bacon grease equals 140.4 calories ~ very close to the other oils/fats.

    Sure? I'm wondering if maybe it's light bacon?☺

    It is possible. Not as much oil.
  • unawind
    unawind Posts: 46 Member
    edited April 2016
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    sarahthes wrote: »
    Yi5hedr3 wrote: »
    Stay away from the canola oil and corn oil. The rest is ok.

    Wut? Why?

    According to the meal plan my doctor put me on, they are "toxic". As a scientist I take this with a grain of salt...

    Are you sure this doc is an actual MD or DO? Sounds like naturopathic "doctor" nonsense. Time for a new physician, if they're talking about toxins...
  • wonko221
    wonko221 Posts: 292 Member
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    sarahthes wrote: »
    According to the meal plan my doctor put me on, they are "toxic". As a scientist I take this with a grain of salt...

    I'd use more than a grain of salt, if you really want to get the flavors to manifest.