What Does Fat Mean?

Featured Health Expert
59_4253
EXPERT

What Does Zero Trans Fat Really Mean?

A reader recently asked how can a food list 0 grams of trans fat on the Nutrition Facts panel and still have partially hydrogenated vegetable oil listed in the ingredients.  Are they not the same? 

 

The answer is yes: trans fat is the same as partially hydrogenated vegetable oil.  Trans fats are made by adding hydrogen atoms to vegetable oil through a process called hydrogenation.  The “trans” refers to the positioning of these hydrogen atoms on different sides of the carbon atom...

Read more

More information on "What Does Fat Mean?"

From Our Experts

See more SharePosts »

From Our Sources

More on Obesity »

Ask a Question

Get answers from our experts and community members.

Btn_ask_question_med
View all questions (383) >