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Why Do Products Say They Have No Trans Fat, But I See Hydrogenated Oil Listed in the Ingredients?

Trans fat is a type of fatty acid that has been changed during the process of partial hydrogenation. In the body, trans fat elevates cholesterol levels in the same way as saturated fat. Trans fats are mainly found in food prepared with partially hydrogenated oil.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now requires food labels to include the trans fat content per serving of the food. A food label can read "0 grams" of trans fat if there is less than 0.5 grams per serving. This means that foods can have partially hydrogenated fats as part of the ingredients, but the small amount per serving allows the label to indicate zero.


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