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fat substitute,

substance used to replace dietary fat in the manufacture of foods. Fat substitutes are made in a variety of ways, mostly by manipulating natural food products such as egg whites, whey, and oats. Fat substitutes try to mimic the texture and flavor of fat while providing fewer calories and less metabolizable fat. The dietary consequences of consuming fat substitutes are under scrutiny.
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Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- A new study showed that synthetic fat substitutes used in low-calorie potato chips and other foods could backfire and contribute to weight gain and obesity.
Canola oil was chosen as the fat substitute because it contains a very low level of saturated fatty acids while adding a relatively high level of monounsaturated and Omega-3 fatty acids as well as vitamin E and K, all without compromising the taste.
Olestra, the nonabsorbable fat substitute, has had a rocky past.
Based on a modified potato starch, this fat substitute, PenGel[R], forms a very firm, white, starchy gel that can be used as a direct replacement for fat in meat products and as a fat mimetic in meat analog products.
Foods that contain the zero-calorie fat substitute olestra no longer have to include a label warning consumers about possible abdominal cramping and loose stools, the Food and Drug Administration said.
The Food & Drug Administration will no longer require companies that sell snacks and other foods containing the controversial fat substitute olestra to warn that it can cause cramping and other digestive problems.
That's the crew that famously dubbed fettuccine Alfredo a "heart attack on a plate" and wildly predicted gastrointestinal armageddon if the fat substitute olestra ever became popular.
The next additive to assault our intestines was Procter & Gamble's fat substitute olestra (which P&G recently sold to a smaller company).
By some accounts, Procter & Gamble's fat substitute olestra (brand name Olean) (1) is a dangerous food additive that can "cause diarrhea and cramps and that can increase your risk of heart disease, cancer, and blindness" (Jacobson, 1998, p.
The most recent example is in salty snacks, where products incorporating Olestra, the fat substitute developed by Procter & Gamble Co.
EATING crisps containing the fat substitute Olestra, designed for slimmers, can speed up the removal of toxins from the body, say German researchers.
The launch of a lower fat version of Pringles in the UK is the most public sign Procter & Gamble has abandoned any plans to introduce its Olestra fat substitute in Europe.