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What is margarine?

What is margarine?

Margarine is described as a concoction of artificially modified substances that was created as a cheap substitute for natural butter.

Hydrogenation process

What is hydrogenation of oils?

Many products (margarine, shortenings, biscuits and pastries) contain hydrogenated oils. The hydrogenation process uses various chemicals and changes the molecular level of oils.

What is trans fat?

What is trans fat?

Trans fats come from 3 sources: generated through partial hydrogenation; consequence of some cooking methods; from dairy and meat of ruminant animals.

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