Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
- EuroFoods name: FAPU
- Measurement unit: gram, g
- Group: Fat
Dietary fat is in triglycerides in food. Triglycerides contain three fatty acids which determine the quality of fat. Fats that contain lots of unsaturated fatty acids are soft and oily like plant oils and fish fat. Polyunsaturated fatty acids contain several double bonds. Part of the unsaturated fatty acids are found to be essential for human which can not be made in the human body and thus they should be derived from food. When replacing foods saturated fatty acids with unsaturated fatty acids bloods cholesterol levels tend to change for the better.
Foods containing most and least