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Calories in Castor Oil (help!)

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Does anyone here have any clue how many calories are in 1 Tbsp of Castor Oil?


I can't find this info anywhere. The closest I've found is 5cal per 650mg in pill form. But I need the info in liquid tablespoons.

If anyone knows, I'd be eternally grateful!!

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Well oil is oil, so around 120 Calories.

Castor beans are a vegetable, so I'd guess that it would be approximately the same as corn or vegetable oil. 

I hope you aren't using it as a laxative or to induce vomiting!  If so, take a look at what the Web says about those old-fashioned uses for castor oil.

My mother actually puts it in her homemade chili.  She says it keeps you from getting gassy!!!  Seems to work for our bunch.  Sealed

Cool, thanks everybody. It's weird that this info isn't on the label or on any of the calorie database websites. ml

Now brand Castor Oil


120 Softgels
Supplement Facts Serving Size1Softgel Servings Per Container  120
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 5
Calories From Fat 5
Total Fat 0.7g 1%* Trans Fat 0g †
Castor Oil (Ricinus Communis) (Seed) 650mg † (Pharmaceutical Grade) (Cold Pressed, Hexane Free)
Fennel Oil (Foeniculum Vulgare) (Fruit) 10mg †
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet † Daily Value not established Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Glycerin, And Water.

Contains No Sugar, Salt, Starch, Yeast, Wheat, Gluten, Corn, Soy, Milk, Egg, Shellfish Or Preservatives.

All liquid fats, regardless of whether they are animal or vegetable in origin have the same calories, about 120 per tablespoon.

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