Saturates (Saturated fat) RI: 20g

Saturates (saturated fat) are a type of fat which needs to be limited within the diet as too much can lead to obesity, increasing the chance of developing heart disease.

sample labelExperts recommend that no more than 10 percent of calories should come from saturated fats (around 20g based on a 2000 calorie diet).

Examples of foods high in saturates (saturated fats) are: meat products and pies, sausages, hard cheese, butter, pastry, cakes, biscuits, cream and palm oil.

The Reference Intake for saturated fat is 20 grams.