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Old 08-24-2008, 05:45 AM   #1
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Default trans fat question

how is it that "Partially Hydrogenated" can appear on a country crock ingredients label while still having no Trans fat in it?
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:28 AM   #2
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Because marketing people lie....that and it has to do with serving sizes I believe.
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:07 AM   #3
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Gotcha, thanks MOD.
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:54 AM   #4
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If it is less than 0.5g per serving, it gets rounded down to zero. If the company makes their serving size small enough, they can get to this point.

Simple dishonest math, really.
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Old 08-25-2008, 08:32 PM   #5
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I also have a trans fat question. Can heating good oils like coconut oil too hot cause them to turn trans fatty? Obviously I know every oil has a threshold, but I wonder if it's a big concern with the saturated fat oils, or if they're safe except in extreme cases of heating.
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I also have a trans fat question. Can heating good oils like coconut oil too hot cause them to turn trans fatty? Obviously I know every oil has a threshold, but I wonder if it's a big concern with the saturated fat oils, or if they're safe except in extreme cases of heating.
this may be what you are looking for:
http://www.marksdailyapple.com/oil-f...smoking-point/
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Heating oils cannot make them turn into trans fats.
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:23 AM   #8
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It looks like even small amounts of trans fats in your diet are enough to increase your risk of colon cancer.

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Among the 38.5 percent of study participants found to have colon polyps, average trans fatty acid intake was 4.97 g, while most consumed 4.12 g. Average intakes for people who were free of the colon growths was 4.42 g, while the median was 3.61 g.
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