Fats And Oils

Fats And Oils

This group comes at the apex of the Indian Food Pyramid. Items in this group should be used sparingly.

Indian Food Pyramid

Each serving in the Fats and Oils Group contains 5 gms. of fat and gives 45 calories.

One serving is a teaspoon ( 5ml) of cooking oil.

Other examples of one serving of fats and oils are:

  • Salad Dressing
    1 Tablespoon Regular
    Salad Dressing
  • OR
  • Regular Margarine
    1 Teaspoon Regular Margarine
  • OR
  • light salad dressing
    2 tablespoons light
    salad dressing
  • OR
  • oil
    1 teaspoon oil
  • OR
  • light mayonnaise
    1 tablespoon light mayonnaise
  • OR
  • peanuts
    6 whole peanuts

Foods in this category can be Unsaturated or Saturated