Glossary

What is Trans fat?

Trans fat

What is Trans fat?

Trans fat, also called trans-unsaturated fatty acids or trans fatty acids, is a type of unsaturated fat that occurs naturally in small amounts in meat and milk fat. Most trans fats used today are artificial fats that are formed through an industrial process that adds hydrogen to vegetable oil, which causes the oil to become solid at room temperature, such as margarine (Wikipedia). Trans fat is known as bad fat.

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