What kind of fat is formed after the hydrogenation process?
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The process by which fat became solid at room temperature is called?
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What is the process for turning saturated fats to unsaturated fats?
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What is the process used to convert liquid fat cooking oil into solid fat?
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What is the process of adding hydrogen to an unsaturated fatty acid and creating a more solid fat called?
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What is a trans fat and how did it get in your margarine?
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Does hydrogenation of fat make it more unsaturated?
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Changing a liquid fat to a solid fat chemically is called?
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Is an unsaturated fat that has been completely hydrogenated still healthier than a natural saturated fat?
No. Hydrogenation is the process of adding hydrogen molecules to a fat; saturating the fat molecule with hydrogen. Therefore hydrogenation essentially takes an unsaturated fat and transforms it into a saturated fat. This is why these types of unnatural saturated fats are known as trans-fats. So, once you consider this fact, your question then becomes: is an unnatural saturated fat healthier than a natural saturated fat? Quite obviously naturally occurring saturated fats are going to be healthier than non-naturally occurring saturated fats because our bodies are able to process them.
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What are the four main types of fats?
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How do you do decrease the percentage of unsaturated fat in olive oil?
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Definition of a hydrogenated fat?
Hydrogenation is a process of adding hydrogen molecules to unsaturated fats which makes plant oils that are liquid at room temperature, solidify. These fats are also called trans fats. The hardening of the fat extends its shelf life so that the oil can by used over and over again. While hydrogenation does not make the fat completely saturated, it creates trans-fatty acids, which act like saturated fats. These fats raise cholesterol.
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What is the chemical composition of margarine?
Margarine is a combination of plant oils that undergoes a chemical process known as partial hydrogenation. It is partial because if the process was fully carried out the product would likely be solid at room temperature as well as being very unhealthy. Partial hydrogenation leaves a mixture of unsaturated fatty acids that are mostly good for you. However an unfortunate byproduct of the partial hydrogenation, trans fat, will always be present in trace amounts and nearly impossible to remove. Trans fat tends to be solid at room temperature as well and can easily cling to the walls of your arteries as if it were saturated fat. However since trans fat molecules are not usually found in nature, the body has a difficult time digesting them and as a result trans fat easily builds up in the arteries as opposed to the saturated fats which can be broken down.
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How is trans fat bad for health?
if you eat how long is it before you have an empty stomach? Trans fat is bad for your health because it undergoes a process called hydrogenation. This processing strips fat of its original nutrients. It is about as recognizable to the human body as plastic is... it creates a lot of free radicals in your body, which harm your cells.
What is the process called when unsaturated fat may be turned into saturated fats?
Hydrogenation. This involved the forcing of hydrogen molecules into an unsaturated fat molecule which then causes it to be "saturated" with hydrogen atoms. This breaks the double bonds which gave the fat its bent shape and as a result hydrogenated fats are not chemically equivalent to natural saturated fats. This is why trans fat has been found to be much worse than natural saturated fat.
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What process makes vegetable oils more solid?
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What is the functional group that is formed during formation of a fat?
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What are the advantages of hydrogenating fats and oils?
Why is trans fat bad for you?
It appears to have very negative impacts on blood cholesterol levels. This increases the risk of coronary heart disease. A Harvard study found just 4 grams of trans fat a day doubled the risk of heart attack. Trans Fat arises from partial hydrogenation. Complete hydrogenation leads to the safer saturated fats, though the best fats aren't hydrogenated at all.
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What is hydrogenated tallow?
Tallow is beef fat, a trigylceride. Hydrogenation breaks the double bonds of a hydrocarbon, and replaces them with single carbon atoms. This process is known as "saturation" - you're saturating all the bonds with carbon. Generally, hydrogenated fats are solids, and less hydrogenated fats are liquids. Hydrogenation is sometimes called "hardening" the fats involved. Tallow, on the other hand, is pretty hard already. There aren't many bonds that aren't already saturated. Hydrogenated tallow would be a slightly stiffer fat than ordinary tallow.