Tuesday, September 6, 2011
What exactly is Trans-fat? Recently we seem to notice alot of food packaging with the sign 'Trans-fat Free'.
Trans-fats are fats that has been converted by a chemical process, whereby the liquid vegetable oil and hydrogen atoms are mixed into solid fat.
Trans-fats are ideal for cooking and baking:
1.Make the food more crispy and creamy
2.Extend the shelf life of food.
E.g biscuits, pies and pastries, french fries etc.
Danger of Trans-Fats:
1.Lead to obesity
3.Suppression of Immune system
4.Heart disease etc.