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Cals ?

Just doing my new diet up and can’t find out how many calories in 1000mg of salmon oil. Any ideas Thanks boys

1000mg is equivalent to 1g; therefore, I would suspect that 1000mg yields 9 calories, since 1g of fat is equivalent to 9 calories.

As fish oil is a fat, even though it may an omega-3 or omega-6, it is still a fat. Therefore, I would think 1000mg of salmon oil equates to 1g of fat -> about 9 calories (all fat). If this is not ‘Exact,’ I wouldnt expect these numbers to be off by more than 10% …that is, unless there are additives to your supplement.

I don’t usually answer such stupid questions but i’ll be nice this time and tell you that fat is 9 calories per gram,however counting salmon oil as calories doesn’t make sense on account that it has numerous biochemical functions the least of which is energy from calories unless your a eskimo or a grizzly bear.

1000mg is 1 gram. 1 gram of fat is 9 calories.

1 gram of fat=9 calories

Nine, same as any other gram of animal or
vegetable oil or fat.

Hey Biggie. This is kind of a strange request, but I’ll try to help.

As I understand it, oil is oil. And oil is 100% fat. The composition of the fats is what’s different. How much polyunsaturated fat opposed to saturated fat, for instance.

So that being said, 1000mg = 1g. And 1gram of fat is 9 calories.

That’s why this seems kind of strange, you are not talking about much calories and 1000mg of salmon oil is about 1/10 of a tablespoon.

Maybe I’m missing something. But I hope this helps.

All fats are = to 9 calories per gram, 1000mg=1gram so it is = to 9 calories


1000 mg (1gm) of salmon oil is all fat, fats contain 9 cals. per gram