What do these products; Dunkin donuts, Mrs. Smiths apple pie (frozen), Nabisco Chips Ahoy, Kellogg’s Low Fat Granola (without raisins)Pillsbury Buttermilk Waffles (frozen), Jell-O Pudding Snacks Chocolate Flavor, Frito-Lay Tostitos Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips* have in common aside from being such all time American favorite goodies? All of them are guilty of having trans fat, as tested by the Consumers Union of the USA, an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to empower consumers to protect themselves, have conducted.
What is trans fat you may ask? Because you now know, the foods that have this often unlabeled but present ingredient. Trans fat results from hydrogenation. Hydrogenation is a cooking process where in hydrogen is added to vegetable oil, from this a certain percentage of the unsaturated fat is then transformed into trans fat. Trans fat contains characteristics that make it useful for several reasons:
Increases the shelf life of packaged food.
Stabilizes the flavor of foods containing saturated fats, among others.
Solidifies other key ingredients like margarine and other baked goods.
Unfortunately, it acts...