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  1. #1 Cholesterol in plants 
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    I don't know if this is the appropriate forum for this theme:

    Estimation of Cholesterol Level in Different Brands of Vegetable Oils (http://www.pjbs.org/pjnonline/fin1055.pdf )

    Basically talk about the existence of cholesterol at oleaginous seeds.

    You want to know if somebody has seen this work.
    Or if know of some paper opponent to this "discovery".

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    I don't think there was a doubt that plant oils contained some cholesterols; just that plant oils have less than lard, lol. Given the choice, any plant oil is going to have less cholesterol than animal fat.


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    People used to think there was no cholesterol in plants, because it's found in such negligible numbers. The other source of confusion is that most regulatory bodies don't count trace amounts, so 2mg/ml of cholesterol in your vegetable oil is no cholesterol to the FDA.

    Cholesterol levels in plants are very low, phytosterols are relatively high. There is strong evidence that phytosterols can decrease your blood levels of cholesterol. Consuming plant oils may have a more positive effect on your cholesterol levels than abstaining from any cholesterol containing food.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paralith
    I don't think there was a doubt that plant oils contained some cholesterols; just that plant oils have less than lard, lol. Given the choice, any plant oil is going to have less cholesterol than animal fat.
    Yes, certainly. But I thought that plant's oils do have no cholesterol (and this is my surprise); only sitosterol and related compounds. Although the difference of structure between this and cholesterol is minimal, only upon the lateral chain.

    And certainly, the phytosteroles reduce cholesterolemic level.

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