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Fat Percentage & Calorie Content

Fat Percentage - Calorie Content

Fat Percentage vs. Fat in Serving Size

The difference between fat-percentage and fat-in-serving-size is best illustrated with a specific example.

The fat percentage of whole milk is 3.5 percent (3.5 grams fat/100ml) which sounds low. However, the serving size of milk, or at least the amount of milk we drink per day is far in excess of 100ml. For example, one cup of whole milk (8 fl oz/228ml) contains 8 grams of fat, and if you drink 3 cups of whole milk per day you will consume 24 grams of fat. Its a perfect example of how serving size (and the amount of fat it contains) can be more important than fat percentage in certain foods.

Fat Percentage vs. Percentage of Calories From Fat

Foods with a low percentage of fat can nevertheless contain a high percentage of calories from fat.

For example, 48 percent of the total calories in whole milk derives from it's fat content, yet everyone knows that whole milk has a fat percentage of only 3.5 percent.

Whole Milk
Percentage Fat: 3.5%
Fat in 1 Cup: 8 grams
Calories: 150
Percentage of Calories from Fat: 48%

See also:
Calories from Fat
Calculating Percent of Fat Calories
Fat Percentage vs. Fat Content
Calories per Gram of Fat
Fat Calories
Fat Replacers
How to Reduce Fat Calories
Nutrition and Fats
Nutrition and Calories in Oils and Fats

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