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Hydrogenated Oil

Also Known As : Hydrogenated vegetable oil

Vegetarian

Usage Tips

  1. Hydrogenated oils can be used for baked goods and fried foods. It can be used to enhance the taste and texture of foods.

Common names and forms

  1. Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

Description

Hydrogenated oil is made through the chemical process which converts liquid oils into solids. This process of hydrogenation is used by the manufacturers to increase the shelf life of foods and provide them with a firmer texture. Hydrogenated oils include soybean oil, olive oil, peanut oil, canola oil, and any oil products that have been through the process of hydrogenation. There are two varieties of hydrogenated oil such as partially hydrogenated oil and fully hydrogenated oil.

Selection Guide

Read the food labels carefully as partially hydrogenated oils contain trans fats. It is best to avoid foods that contain partially hydrogenated oil. It is advisable that consumers should beware of any packaging that lists "hydrogenated oil" in the ingredients section without specifically stating whether the oil is partially or fully hydrogenated.  

Note

Hydrogenated oils are bad for the health as it contains trans-fats which can increase the risk of developing heart diseases and other health issues. It can also contribute to chronic inflammation and increase the risk of blood clots.(1)

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