16 06, 2015

Polyunsaturated Fat (PUFA)

Polyunsaturated Fat (PUFA) Also known as omega-3, omega-6 fats What is Polyunsaturated Fat? Polyunsaturated fats are triglycerides of fatty acids that contain more than one double bond (C=C). They occur in liquid form at room temperature. Despite their susceptibility to oxidation, polyunsaturated fats are added to foods and baked products for their [...]

7 06, 2015


Shortening is used in baking to create flaky pie crust. Shortening Also known as Crisco® or Fat What is Shortening? Shortening is an edible fat that is solid at room temperature. It shortens the gluten strands in wheat, which provides three textural attributes in baked goods: A short bite A lubricative moist texture [...]

7 06, 2015

Saturated Fat

Saturated fat originates mainly from animal sources and remains a solid state at room temperature. Saturated Fat What Are Saturated Fats? Saturated fats are triglycerides lacking double bonds between the individual carbon atoms composing the fatty acid chain. In other words, the chain of carbon atoms is entirely saturated by [...]

7 06, 2015

Unsaturated Fats

Unsaturated Fats Also known as Monounsaturated Fat, MUFA, PUFA What are Unsaturated Fats? Unsaturated fats include monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats. Fatty acids in unsaturated fats contain double bonds and predominately 18 carbons, though 10-14 carbons is possible. Monounsaturaed fats, or MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acid) contain fatty acids with one double bond. Polyunsaturated [...]


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