unsaturated fat

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unsaturated fat:

see saturated fatsaturated fat,
any solid fat that is an ester of glycerol and a saturated fatty acid. The molecules of a saturated fat have only single bonds between carbon atoms; if double bonds are present in the fatty acid portion of the molecule, the fat is said to be unsaturated.
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Rather than hydrogenate their oils, the Dutch researchers converted cis fats directly to trans by a process called isomeration.