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Table 1. Food sources of oleic acid (MFA 18:1), listed in descending order by percentages of their contribution to intake, based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006

Rank Food item Contribution to intake (%) Cumulative contribution (%)
1 Grain-based desserts 8.9 8.9
2 Chicken and chicken mixed dishes 7.6 16.6
3 Sausage, franks, bacon, and ribs 5.9 22.5
4 Nuts/seeds and nut/seed mixed dishes 5.5 27.9
5 Pizza 5.4 33.3
6 Fried white potatoes 4.9 38.2
7 Mexican mixed dishes 4.6 42.8
8 Burgers 4.1 46.9
9 Beef and beef mixed dishes 3.9 50.8
10 Eggs and egg mixed dishes 3.5 54.3
11 Regular cheese 3.3 57.5
12 Potato/corn/other chips 3.2 60.7
13 Pasta and pasta dishes 3.1 63.8
14 Salad dressing 2.6 66.4
15 Dairy desserts 2.3 68.7
16 Yeast breads 2.2 70.9

Specific foods contributing at least 1% of octadecenoic acid in descending order: cold cuts, quickbreads, crackers, candy, reduced fat milk, pork and pork mixed dishes, whole milk, other fish and fish mixed dishes, margarine, soups, butter.

Last Modified: 18 Oct 2013