10 06, 2015

Trans Fat

Trans Fat Also known as trans fatty acids or TFA What is Trans Fat? Trans fat is a type of fat/oil which contains fatty acids with at least one trans bond. Trans fats are generally formed as side-reactions during hydrogenation but can also occur naturally in certain fats from animal sources.1 Trans [...]

9 06, 2015


Fat Also known as food lipids What is fat? Fat is a natural component of many animal- and plant-based foods. It provides bakery products with many desirable attributes such as  flavor, tenderness, mouthfeel and nutrition.1 Some commonly used fats in baked goods are:2 Lard Shortening Oils Butter Clarified Butter Margarine Cocoa Butter [...]

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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