Question by  MajorKae (26)

Does partially hydragenated oil contain trans fats?

I am trying to reduce my trans fat and eat better as a result I need an oil that I can cook in that does not have trans fats.


Answer by  SammysAunt (105)

Yes! Partially hydrogenated oil definitely has trans fat and is one of the most damaging oils to use since it increases LDL and decrease HDL. You can use olive oil or canola oil. Canola oil can be used for frying and higher temperatures, since it has a higher smoke point than olive oil.


Answer by  jen37 (1135)

Yes! when label-reading, many people see 0-trans-fats and think they're safe, but labels do not have to include the trans-fat amount if it is below a certain level in one given serving. A good way to see through their labeling-loop-hole is knowing if ingredients shows hydrogenated anything, it contains trans-fats.


Answer by  kayleen (128)

I think that all oil contains trans fat, but I do not think that partially hydrageneated oil contains as much trans fat as the other oils would. I guess it would all depend on the brand or type of oil that you bought on wether or not how much trans fat it had in it.


Answer by  rakesh (5)

Yeah, of course. Partially hydrogenated oil definitely contains trans-fats. For trans-free cooking u hv to use some refined oil... unhydrogenated!!!


Answer by  trudie1962 (1022)

The trans fats are created when hydrogen is bubbled through liquid oil to solidify it. Partially-hydrogenated products could therefore have some trans fats. For a non-trans fat option try canola oil. It is good for pan frying and for baking (muffins, for example). I even use it in my deep fryer.

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