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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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Effect of carbohydrated-based fat substitute and emulsifying agents on reduced-fat peanut butter cookies.
The study, by researchers at Purdue University, challenges the conventional wisdom that foods made with fat substitutes help with weight loss.
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).
The most recent example is in salty snacks, where products incorporating Olestra, the fat substitute developed by Procter & Gamble Co., are in a steep sales dive following an initial dramatic surge upon introduction.
EATING crisps containing the fat substitute Olestra, designed for slimmers, can speed up the removal of toxins from the body, say German researchers.
Unlike Olestra, Orlistat is not a fat substitute that passes through the intestinal tract, explains Eric Colman, MEd, from the Food and Drug Administration.
For toppings, she advises swapping traditional mozzarella for a low fat substitute.