All kinds of vegetable oils have no cholesterol, however, their fatty acid profiles
are different. Fatty acids are divided into 3 groups :
Saturated Fatty Acid (SFA) is found most in oils from animals and some
vegetable oils such as coconut oil and palm oil.
Monounsaturated Fatty Acid (MUFA) is found most in olive oil, canola oil,
and rice bran oil.
Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (PUFA) is found most in sunflower oil, corn oil,
and soybean oil.
Different fatty acid profiles result in different oil properties and different effects
on health. It is found that saturated fatty acid increases blood cholesterol level.
Monounsaturated fatty acid helps decrease bad cholesterol (LDL-C)
while polyunsaturated fatty acid decreases both good cholesterol (HDL-C)
and bad cholesterol (LDL-C).