That’s almost exclusively monounsaturated.
I use walnut oil for PUFAs.
i guess i read wrong. the source i read off of said extra virgin olive oil was 50% or more poly. that seemed significant to me. somebody find a different source for me?[/quote]
I go through ColaVita Extra Virgin Olive Oil like fat kids went through JNCO’s in the late 90’s. The nutrition information says I get 1g polyunsaturated out of a total of 14g per serving. Differences exist among the same product because companies manufacture, measure, and round in different ways. Usually the difference is negligable.
If you’re reading information from a label, stop buying that product immediately. Most producers of cheap Extra Virgin Olive Oil water it down with soybean and palm oil, and then add beta-carotene to adjust the color and flavor. Soybean oil is high in Poly’s, I think palm is less so, but either way, it provides a plausible explanation for what you’re seeing (weird though it is).
Soybean oil is really bad for you, especially in high volume.
The only way to really tell the difference is to run your own at-home smoke-point test, which is somewhat expensive and time-consuming, but worth it if you down Olive Oil by cup-measure.