Making of trans fats

  • 14/02/2009

In the 1970s, when concern about the link between saturated fats (like butter, lard, tallow) and heart diseases started growing, experts suggested a shift to unsaturated fats, which are in the liquid form. But the food-processing industry needed semisolids, for products like cakes and biscuits, for which they partially hydrogenated oil. Hydrogenation is the addition of hydrogen atoms to break oil

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