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Old 03-14-2007, 01:19 AM   #1
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Trans fat 0g but with hydrogenated oil?

Why does the label say 0g of Trans Fat but it has hydrogenated vegetable oil?
For example,

Total Fat 15g
Sat. Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsat. Fat 4.5g
Monounsat. Fat 7g

Ingredients: hydrogenated vegetable oil (rapeseed, cottonseed, soybean)

Another question; if you add up the fats excluding total fat, there should be a total of 13.5g of total fat, but what and where is the remaining 1.5g of fat?

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Old 03-14-2007, 04:13 AM   #2
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Re: Trans fat 0g but with hydrogenated oil?

If trans fats are less than 1/2 gram they can be legally ignored, thus products that have hydrogenated oils but claim zero trans fats.

WHy is the total fat too high?
1. because of rounding off of all the components.
2. because of the presences of mono and di-glycerides which are really fats but not saturated, trans, polysaturates, nor monosaturates.

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Old 03-14-2007, 05:48 AM   #3
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Re: Trans fat 0g but with hydrogenated oil?

If it reads hydrogenated anywhere on the label I do not buy that product. You know if it has that in it that it will have a long shelf life. Anything that last beyond what is normal, is for me, not a good idea to put inside my body.

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