What is a 966cm-1 trans fat band?
966 reciprocal centimeters (actually 960-990 or so) is the
frequency associated with the C-H bending frequency of a
trans double bond in IR spectroscopy. A material that shows
an absorption band at this frequency is likely a trans
alkene, such as a trans fatty acid. (Monosubstituted alkenes
also have a band in this region, but they have an additional
bending band around 900 cm-1 that trans alkenes do
No, it does not. The FDA allows food products to be labeled 0 grams trans fat if there is less than 0.5 grams of trans fat. A way to double-check that there is no trans fat is by checking the ingredients list. If is says "shortening", "partially hydrogenated oils", or "hydrogenated oils", then there is trans fat in the product.
No, lard is not inherently trans fat. Trans fat generally refers to hydrogenated fats developed by man-made processes to keep foodstuffs moist and tender through abnormal temperatures. Fried, processed, and some baked goods contain hydrogenated (trans) fat. Though trans fat do occur naturally in some degree (such as in dairy), the anti-trans fat push is for heavily manufactured foods.
As far as I know,trans fat is just as bad for you as saturated fat. Why we pick on trans fat is because of the trans part. That means WE have hydrogenated the fat (transferred it) to make it stay solid at room temperature. (Yumy!) So basically a trans fat is a fat that was once a little healthier, and we adjusted it to make it a hideous, artery-blocking obesity inducer.
Trans fats are unsaturated fats which have have same/simlar stucture to saturated fats therefore act as saturated fats. Trans fats are present in foods which contain vegetable fat which has been hydrograted partly to me soild. Pizzas can contain trans fats due to how the fat in the pizza base is made or trans fats naturally found in cheese. Trans fat levels should not go over 2g per person per day therefore having some trans…
Trans Fat: Trans fat is the common name for unsaturated fat with trans-isomer fatty acid(s). Trans fats may be monounsaturated or polyunsaturated but never saturated. Hydrogenated Fat: Hydrogenated fats (also called trans-fatty acids) are manufactured fats created during a process called hydrogenation whereby hydrogen units are added to polyunsaturated fatty acids to prevent them from becoming rancid and to keep them solid at room temperature.
Trans fat (or unsaturated fat) increases the risk of coronary heart disease as it raises the level of LDL cholesterol in the blood. Trans fat has also been associated with increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity. For all these health reasons many food products are now labelled as being low in trans fat.
This product's packaging advertises that it contains 0g of trans fat. Does that mean the product contains no trans fat Explain.?
In the US, no; it means the product contains less than 0.5 g of trans fat PER SERVING (if the serving size is 0.5 g, then pure lard contains 0 g trans fat). In such cases, manufacturers are allowed to round down. In practice, a lot (probably the majority) of items advertising themselves as having 0 g of trans fat really are completely free of trans fat, and possibly free of ALL fat (most sodas…